All or nothing

12 December 2008
A Book of Silence Sara Maitland

Granta, pp.309, 17.99

A Book of Silence, by Sara Maitland The BBC sound archive has a range of different silences: ‘night silence in an urban street’; ‘morning silence, dawn, the South Downs’; ‘morning… Read more

Dirty diggers

3 December 2008
The Buddha & Dr Fuhrer Charles Allen

Haus Publishing, pp.276, 17.99

The Buddha & Dr Fuhrer, by Charles Allen Charles Allen’s latest book on India has a suitably exotic, occasionally improb- able, cast of characters. Centre stage is Dr Anton Führer,… Read more