Profile of Ben Peel

Ben Peel's Reviews

Donovan Hohn
Posted 01/02/2012

Almost 20 years ago the container ship Ever Laurel encountered rough weather in the mid-Pacific, causing it to lose cargo, including children's bath toys.

The Revelations
Alex Preston
Posted 01/02/2012

In The Revelations, a group of young, attractive, affluent Londoners attend weekly sessions of The Course, a dogmatic religious movement.

Running For Their Lives
Mark Whitaker
Posted 05/04/2012

In 1928 the first of the so-called Trans-Continental Road Races was held, starting in Los Angeles and finishing in New York.

Scenes from Early Life
Philip Hensher
Posted 13/04/2012

Combining history and memoir with a novelist’s ear for a good story, Philip Hensher’s new book relates his husband Zaved Mahmood’s upbringing in the newly created state of Bangladesh.  

Nick Papadimitiou
Posted 19/06/2012

Scarp refers to a 14 mile stretch of land on the northern fringes of London, and in his exploration of it Nick Papadimitriou mixes history, memoir and travelogue as he reveals hidden connections an

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