Orson Welles as Rochester and Joan Fontaine as Jane in the 1944 film version of Brontë’s novel. An audiobook version read by the inimitable Juliet Stevenson is one of this week’s picks. Photo: Corbis

Book reviews: Jane Eyre read by Juliet Stevenson is deep and velvety

Bryant and May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit bring out London’s Glory, and A Man of Genius examines how being married to a stereotypical tortured genius is no picnic

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Orson Welles as Rochester and Joan Fontaine as Jane in the 1944 film version of Brontë’s novel. An audiobook version read by the inimitable Juliet Stevenson is one of this week’s picks. Photo: Corbis
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James Kidd

James Kidd

James Kidd is a freelance writer based in Oxford, Britain. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Literary Review, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, The National, Time Out and The Jerusalem Post among others. He hosts the This Writing Life podcast (thiswritinglife.co.uk), featuring interviews with writers such as Hanya Yanagihara, David Mitchell, Amit Chaudhuri and Meena Kandasamy, and co-hosts Lit Bits (litbits.co.uk), named by The Observer as one of its top three literary podcasts.