BAKINGS AND PUDDINGS
By Henry Dimbleby and Claire Ptak
The third cookbook from Leon, with a naughty but healthy twist. Three quarters of the recipes are sugar, gluten, wheat or dairy free. Score.
THE MAP AND THE TERRITORY
By Michel Houellebecq
The fifth book from the infamous but brilliant French author is mercurial and surreal; ironic and meditative as it explores art and its relation to the world it portrays.
THE FEAR INDEX
By Robert Harris
Slick and up-to-date finance thriller starring a genius mathematician hired by a hedge fund in Geneva to cook up algorithms. Risk – personal and financial – soon takes on a new meaning.
SONG OF ACHILLES
By Madeline Miller
Glowingly received debut novel by a beautiful American classicist, this is a dramatic, thrilling retelling of the Trojan War with plenty of love, guts and tears.