A new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer, a new Kafka translation and a panoramic history of time travel all feature in this month’s round-up of books to look out for.
'The Radium Girls' Is Haunted By Glowing Ghosts
The Radium Girls What a story! How in the 1920s, the radium-using companies knew about its dangers and convinced their employees there was no harm in dipping paint brushes covered with radium in their mouth for the tedious work of painting dials on watches. The story of courageous women who fought, not for themselves, but for the posterity, against big companies. A great book. Thanks Mrs Moore for telling their stories.