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

Thrillers – review roundup

John O'Connell: The First Rule of Survival by Paul Mendelson, After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman, The Burden of the Desert by Justin Huggler, The Boy That Never Was by Karen Perry, Treachery by SJ Parris

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?

Fiction for teenagers – reviews

Young heroes and heroines include a girl who loses her tongue but finds her voice, and a boy who faces persecution for being a mixed-blood witch, writes Geraldine Brennan