Coming soon to a bookshop near you: from Zadie Smith to Curtis Sittenfeld, from heart-throbs to hauntings, kidnaps and con artists, our top critics give a sneak preview of the novels they'll devour in 2023
The Best Books of 2022: In the second part of our retrospective, leading authors reveal the books that seduced them this year
Celebrity memoirs of 2022: Why Matthew Perry needs all the Friends he can get...and other life stories of sex, drugs, rage, big egos - and juggling hedgehogs
Whose loo is 'past the Picasso and left at the Matisse'? ... and what was it about Liz Taylor that caught a studio boss's eye? Just two of the tantalising questions in our fiendish literary quiz
Big writers on their best reads of 2022: From a satire on 1940s Hollywood to a sweary Welsh detective story - books top authors curled up with this year
In a tight spot? We can help…If you still need inspiration with just two days to go, MARK MASON has a literary stocking filler for everyone
Gardening books of the year: Roses to revel in, trees to treasure and the magic of magnolia
- MUST READS Ben, 34, and Winnie, 85, were unlikely housemates. Necessity united them.
- LITERARY FICTION French writer Duras, who died in 1996, is best known for her disturbing autobiographical novel The Lover, published when she was in her 70s
- PICTURE THIS Though his mainstream music career lasted just four years, Jimi Hendrix left an indelible stamp on the world.
- PSYCHO THRILLERS In 1932, Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne Morrow were easily the most famous celebrity couple in America.
- CONTEMPORARY Beekeeper Olivia escaped her abusive marriage and chose to raise her six-year-old son, Asher, alone
- DEBUTS Eve's 33-year-old husband committed suicide, leaving no note. In one swoop, Eve has lost her safety net, her love
Health books: How to be a happy, healthy Super-Ager, according to a psychology coach
According to psychology coach Lynne Dorling, there are eight positive character traits common to what she calls 'super agers': they're resilient, with backbone and the determination to bounce back; endlessly curious - every day is a school day, even in your 80s; adaptable and open to change; they remain connected to others, and they pursue their passions. Yes, hobbies can help you live longer.
Feet up, mince pie... and a great book: Our critics select the best of the year's novels to slip under the tree
Picture paw-fect presents: Big beasts in the wild, intimate photos of our late Queen and the Beatles at play - Marcus Berkmann selects the illustrated books of the year
Find your sweet spot with the Glucose Goddess
WHOOSH! HERE COMES SANTA - From sleighs to spiders and dragons to dinosaurs, SALLY MORRIS's choice of this year's children's books will unwrap a world of festive magic
Witty love letter to newspapers: David Robson's memoir reflects on his life as an editor and journalist
Golden voice of the icon who made golf funny: Yes, he was un-PC, but the great Peter Alliss made for joyful listening
Forget Viagra- just wear a cockerel's right testicle says Sally Coulthard in her new book on the history of chickens
Planning your own funeral? BAD IDEA! It's for your family, not you, says an undertaker who has a refreshing new take on death
A great woman - but not much of a mother: High-profile trans woman Jan Morris was selfish, self-serving and unkind, according to her daughter
Hot on sex... cold on emotion: From a steamy account by John le Carré's mistress to Justin Webb on his snobbish but loving mother, the stand-out memoirs of 2022
Dawson's highly readable memoir of their illicit love affair of John le Carré and Suleika Dawson (half his age) is a blockbuster and highly readable. Meanwhile, you'll feel as though you're living inside the 1970s when you read Justin Webb's gloriously evocative memoir of his weird upbringing as an only child in the suburbs of Bath. And following on from her 2019 bestseller Lady In Waiting, Anne Glenconner, now 90 and delighting in her late-life success, takes us through facets of her rollercoaster of a life - author, daughter, wife, hostess, mother, lady-in-waiting, adventurer and friend - and throws new light on them all.
The dirty truth about the MET: From the failures over the murders of Stephen Lawrence and Daniel Morgan to spending taxpayers' money on lavish holidays
What's your problem? The same as everyone else's… Dolly Alderton shares moments of her time as an agony aunt
'Instead of wheat, the Russian army is sowing death...' A diary by Ukraine's most acclaimed author is a devastating account of how ordinary people are coping with the reality of Putin's war
How to get really RICH: Form your own army, crucify straggling prisoners and use blackmail to buy homes on the cheap... it worked for Crassus, ancient Rome's most powerful man - who'd be worth £12 billion today
The story of the waifs and strays who had tea with princesses in the grand rooms of Englemere Wood
Why we British always needed a monarchy: Stephen Bates explores how our country's history has been shaped by the people on the throne and the powers around it
Stephen Bates - formerly royal correspondent of The Guardian - tells a lively tale of monarchy in the UK, from Saxon warlords to William and Harry. Bates points out that, 'unlike France, Germany or Russia, Britain has experienced neither the trauma of total defeat in war, nor of violent revolution'. This matters, as does our geography, insulated from invasion by the sea - a 'sceptred isle' indeed.