Adele Parks is widely successful - she's sold over 3million copies of her books - but The Image of You doesn't quite pack the right punch.
In Yoko Tawada's British debut, the Berlin-based Japanese novelist has taken inspiration from the story of Knut, a bear who became an international sensation.
This is the second novel from the author of the much-praised The Bees.
Dear Mrs Bird follows Emmeline 'Emmy' Lake who dreams of being a 'Lady War Correspondent' but stumbles into a job answering problem page letters for an eccentric boss at a women's magazine in Blitz-besieged London.
Dear Annie, I really wanted to like your book.
Zadie Smith is so thoroughly impressive as a human being - smart, witty and a tenured professor of fiction at New York University; her first novel, White Teeth, she wrote while in her third year at King's College Cambridge - that even when you can't quite latch on to her writing, you wish you could, as though it's your fault for not being intellectual and insightful enough.
Inspired by a true story, this charming book tells the tale of an unlikely visitor to a quiet Hebridean island – a large and rather fierce looking bear, “just suddenly there, filling the air with bear.”
If White Tears was a car, it would be a high-performance sports coupe dragging a fully laden lorry, its wheels billowing smoke as it struggles to make any headway.
Eleven years after his last novel, Jonathan Safran Foer returns with an ambitious third novel, Here I Am, about an American Jewish family, the Blochs, who have come to something of a crossroads in their lives.
Cybersecurity experts have warned WhatsApp users to update the messaging app as soon as possible following the discovery of a major vulnerability that could allow attackers to install a malicious code on smartphones.
Scotland has played host to a galaxy of Hollywood stars filming their celluloid magic over the years, from Mel Gibson in Braveheart and Ted Danson in Loch Ness through to Daniel Craig in Skyfall and Saoirse Ronan in Mary Queen of Scots.
The final days of the Sri Lankan civil war were truly terrible for those caught up in it.
Polar bears could become a nostalgic memory within our lifetime. We visit Svalbard, a habitat at risk, and find out why this pristine place is worth protecting “When you get back home, friends will probably struggle to understand what you’ve been through.”
Every so often you read a book whose author has so acutely captured the human condition in all its anxiety fuelled, confused glory, it's almost painful to read - like holding a mirror up to your own imperfect self.
David Grossman, bestselling author of Falling Out Of Time and To The End Of The Land, has been called the finest Israeli novelist writing today.
It’s the summer solstice on June 21, so make the most of the longest day of the year with these gadgets that are all charged with solar power... Solar String Light There is no shortage of solar-powered garden light products on the market with many options available for different budgets. But if you’re keen to light up your outside space with a minimal spend, this string of solar lights will do the trick. Priced at just £1, they will charge up with the summer sun during the day before coming on at dusk. It goes without saying that to make them as powerful as possible, make sure the solar panel is in a sun-filled spot. £1
Hundreds of miles from Earth, Tim Peake is carrying out the dream of a lifetime as the first British astronaut to live aboard the International Space Station. Closer to home, another exciting space adventure is taking place.
Could you spend a year eating only animals that you had killed yourself? This was the brave project undertaken by Louise Gray and detailed in her fascinating new book The Ethical Carnivore.
From Sassoon and Owen to Thomas and Rosenberg, the work of wartime poets is widely recognised as some of the most powerful poetry in existence.
Nissan’s second generation Leaf has gone on sale in the UK.
Boar's Head Tandoori, Kinmuck You would be right in thinking Kinmuck, near Inverurie, doesn't have much in common with the streets of Mumbai, but the chef from Boar's Head Tandoori has brought 24 years of cooking experience in Mumbai to this Indian restaurant and we couldn't wait to try it.
With the indulgence of the festive season over it’s time to start thinking about a fresh start to the year. These recipes, focusing on fresh flavours and healthy ingredients, are perfect for anyone making a New Year’s resolution to eat better MOROCCAN SWEET POTATO AND PRAWN SALAD Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15-20 minutes SERVES 4
Former journalist and award-winning writer Jim Crace specialises in waiting for inspiration.
In a world of crossover dominance, you’d forgive manufacturers for phasing out multi-purpose vehicles.
McLaren has revealed that its eagerly-awaited Senna supercar will be capable of reaching 211mph and hitting 60mph in 2.6 seconds.
Pupils at an Aberdeen school have buried a time capsule as part of its 170th anniversary celebrations.
Michelin-star chef Tom Kitchin shows how to transform a mid-week meal into a culinary treat using local seafish.
It's very unlikely any of us in the UK will ever get up close and personal with a bear in the wild... but that's exactly what children's books are all about - to transcend the stuffy, grown-up boundaries of possibility and fire little imaginations.
Come December 31 we’ll be glued to the clock as we tick down to the New Year. So make sure your time piece is worth looking at.. DIVOOM AURABOX SMART RETRO PIXEL LED BLUETOOTH SPEAKER This Bluetooth speaker will make the perfect accessory to your New Year’s party. Use your smartphone to design pixel art creations on it, and then, when midnight is getting near, let the time be displayed on it. Expecting calls/texts/Facebook past midnight, but don’t think you’ll hear your phone? It can alert you (via the pixels) when you receive notifications too. £59 from www.mobilefun.co.uk MAGNETIC ORBIT CLOCK
1. Solar panels are relatively inexpensive and straightforward to install compared to many other types of renewable-energy technology. Panels are usually fitted to a pitched roof, but they can be mounted on a wall, or a frame on the ground or a flat roof. Although they work on cloudy days, the panels need a sunny position to be most effective, so a south-facing position, which gets sun most of the day, is ideal.
South London maths teacher Muhammad Khan's debut was prompted by the stories of three British schoolgirls who fled to Syria in 2015 to join so called Islamic State.
Paperback by Hamish Hamilton, £12.99 (ebook £6.02) Murray's follow-up to the acclaimed Skippy Dies is set amid the detritus of the Irish financial crash he predicted in his 2003 debut, An Evening of Long Goodbyes.