Top 10 Easter scenes in literature

It can seem literature's second-string festival, lacking Christmas's glow. But writers from Shakespeare to Yates to Goethe to Tolstoy have often drawn inspiration from Easter. John Dugdale surveys 10 key scenes and works

A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie – review

The bonds between Pashtun men – in Flanders and during the struggle for Indian independence – are captured in this wartime story of a London archaeologist's travels to Peshawar, writes Helen Dunmore

The 100 best novels: Help!

Robert McCrum: As our list reaches the 20th century, the field of landmark books gets ever broader, which will likely mean much more debate. Whom should I choose?