The Russian Soul: Selections from A Writer’s Diary by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Introduced by Rosamund Bartlett Translated by Kenneth Lantz / Olga Shartse Reviewed by Karen Langley Notting Hill Editions will probably need no introduction to readers of Shiny New Books. The publisher specialises in producing beautiful little cloth covered volumes of essays, with hardback covers, thick quality paper and bookmarks – …

In Search of Lost Books: The forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes by Giorgio van Straten

Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre Reviewed by Terence Jagger This is an engaging book about other books, but it makes no judgements on them, and nor can we express, even internally, our own views on the books van Straten discusses – because none of them exist. However, in …