03 December 2015, The Tablet

Books of the year 1

Our reviewers have found much to admire and enjoy amongst the books published in 2015. Here, some select their favourites from a year rich in reading pleasure, ranging from acclaimed new works by major writers to debut novels and overlooked gems. More choices next week DIARMAID MacCULLOCH I’m cheating with two books – but in my defence, two halves of what used to be one book: James Bettley with Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Suffolk: East; and The Buildings of England: Suffolk: West (Yale University Press, £35 each; Tablet price £31.50). How lucky we British are in this wonderful series (and what a gift to the nation from a refugee: those denigrating migrants, please note). The virtues of Pevsner’s rebarbative prose remain, plus a treasure trove
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