The books on the 2016 shortlist for the Man Booker Prize (Getty)

The Booker Prize’s biggest turkeys (and other stories)

Not all the winners of the prestigious literature award have stood the test of time

Marlon James author of "A Brief History of Seven Killings" at last year's Man Booker Prize ceremony (Getty)

Crime fiction is finally getting the critical respect it deserves

Could a crime novel triumph for the second year in a row at the Man Booker Prize?

'It’s not authentic, but it’s delicious '

How to make cheat’s risotto

A recipe to follow when the thought of doing anything other than opening and closing the oven door is overwhelming

The first recipe for jam appears in the first known cookbook, De Re Coquinaria (Getty)

Jam: a beautifully preserved history

Joan of Arc, Nostradamus and Louis XIV were all partial to jam

'Evolutionary psychologists have claimed that women’s higher levels of road rage are down to our ancestors' (Getty)

Of course women are angry drivers. We share the roads with men

A new study claims women are more prone to road rage than men

Paintings on display at Frieze Art Fair (Getty)

How to buy contemporary art

A guide to picking out the perfect artwork and the pitfalls to avoid

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The secret to making perfect pizza at home

Forget dialling for a takeaway, here are six tips for making flawless pizza

Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher in Never Go Back

Five reasons why the Jack Reacher novels are brilliant

Stav Sherez explains why Lee Child’s creation is worthy of critical respect and picks out five must-read Reacher novels

A batch the Vintage Chef made earlier

How to bake creme brûlée cupcakes

Making cupcakes sophisticated involves light sponge and lashings of silky custard

Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (Getty)

Barcelona makes London look like Luton

On a visit to the Catalan capital, Julie Burchill is reminded why she hates punk