Eric Ormsby

A Pretence of Progress

Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation by Tariq Ramadan

All Human Life is Here

The Arabian Nights translated by Malcolm C. Lyons with Ursula Lyons, introduced and annotated by Robert Irwi

The Koran: Scrutinising the Inscrutable

Each new translation of Islam’s most sacred text offers fresh insights into its meaning. Yet there are still surprises in a book that is not only hard to read, but hard to know how to read, even for Muslims

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"