Snowdrops by A.D. Miller

 …’I looked at her for longer than I should have…’ Of course he did: he was meant to. From the moment that thirtysomething British expat lawyer Nicholas Platt sees the beautiful Masha and her sister Katya on the Moscow Metro, he is hooked. It is a honey trap – that much is obvious immediately even, perhaps, to…

How To Speak Money by John Lanchester

 ‘The City of London is a robber baron’s castle. Its glory comes at the cost of the desolation it causes.’ How To Speak Money is a companion piece to the same author’s Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone And No-One Can Pay, an illuminating look at the credit crunch which explained how – and this was almost never heard in…

Life by Keith Richards

 Sex. Drugs. Rock. Roll. Other musicians did all these before Keith Richards. But by any measure, using those four words as a template, he has done a bit. Frank Sinatra once said of Dean Martin: ‘I spill more than he drinks.’ Martin’s drunk act (he pops up, amusingly, in the early stages of the Rolling Stones’ US…