The Dedalus Book of Vodka
Geoffrey Elborn, Dedalus, £15. After alcohol prohibition ended in Russia (it ran from the beginning of the First World War until 1924) the populace returned to vodka with gust...
A Matter Of Life And Death
Paul Carroll, Troubador, £8.99. The death of Princess Diana in 1997 proved to be something of a watershed moment for Britain.
Adam Cadwell, Great Beast, £11.99. Rather like last month’s Book Of The Month (‘Ellerbisms’ by Marc Ellerby, also published by Great Beast), The Everyday began as an autobiogr...
Dust On The Nettles
Dust On The Nettles, A.J. Blake, Troubador, £8.99. Nick Kellaway is a hedge fund manager, with offices in both Geneva and London, who has grown rich through managing other pe...
Book of the Month: Life After Life (May 13)
Kate Atkinson, Doubleday, £18.99. Atkinson puts her crime-solving detective Jackson Brodie on the backburner for her latest book which is an enthralling time-hopping (and hist...
Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl
Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl, Mark Millar & John Romita Jr, Titan Books, £16.99. The Kick-Ass series has always sounded good in theory - kids in thrall to the Spiderman and B...
Nick Cardy: The Artist At War
Nick Cardy & Renée Witterstaetter, Titan Books, £19.99. Nick Cardy is best known for his comic book work, joining DC comics in the 50s and working as an artist on titles such ...
Kate Fox, Smokestack Books, £7.95. Smokestack Books are a Middlesbrough based publisher who seek to promote poets who don’t reside in ivory towers; poets who like to get out a...
Halcyon & Tenderfoot #4
Daniel Clifford & Lee Robinson, Art Heroes, £3. Art Heroes are a local enterprise who hold comicbook workshops aimed at getting young people interested in the creative side of...
Richard Ford: Canada
Richard Ford, Bloomsbury, £18.99. Ford’s latest novel kicks off with one of the most arresting openings of recent times: “First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents commit...
Book of the Month: Ellerbisms (April 13)
Ellerbisms Marc Ellerby, Great Beast Comics, £12.99. Marc Ellerby is a UK comic book artist who began putting ‘Ellerbisms’ online in 2007, comic strips that, each day, outlin...
The filth and the fury (and the coffee table book)
Punk, as the badges in the window of the Kard Bar still insist on telling us, is not dead, and, in fact, is having a bit of a moment what with an exhibition of punk fashion cu...
Book of the Month: Dial M For Murdoch (March 13)
Tom Watson & Martin Hickman, Penguin, £8.99. Thank the lord for the dogged journalists, and MPs like Labour’s Tom Watson, for helping unravel one of the biggest outrages in r...