Jude Cook

The latest first novels are full of romantic misadventure

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Andrew Ridker’s The Altruists (Viking, £20) is a Jewish family saga of academic parents and grown-up offspring. From this rather…

Six of the best short story collections

6 January 2018 9:00 am

While the short story is currently under-going one of its periods of robust, if not rude, health, its two dominant…

Appointment with death

6 May 2017 9:00 am

It’s reassuring that of Ed Docx’s three admirably eclectic, though sometimes uneven, previous novels, Let Go My Hand most resembles…