Bond writes new Paddington story
Paddington author Michael Bond writes a new short story about the Peruvian bear for BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
This week’s revelation from Kobo, the Canadian makers of an e-reader, that gigantic numbers of people give up reading long before the end of a book was somewhat comforting, writes TOM UTLEY.
Brilliant, beautiful & bonkers books for children
Nothing is as tempting as freshly fallen snow — it just begs you to take that first scrunchy step. So, when a boy wakes up to a blanket of white, he can
Prime Suspect on giveaway book list
Lynda La Plante's Prime Suspect and Karl Pilkington's The Moaning of Life are among the books to be given away on World Book Night next year.
Library acquires Pinter letters
The British Library has acquired a collection of more than 100 letters written by playwright Harold Pinter as a young man.
Crime author PD James dies aged 94
Best-selling novelist PD James, who created crime-fighting sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies at the age of 94.
Study reveals stark gender divide in our reading
According to a new survey, most people in Britain prefer to read books by writers of their own gender – and tend to read fewer of those written by the opposite sex.
Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books
One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.
Franzen set to publish fifth novel
Award-winning American novelist Jonathan Franzen is to publish his fifth book next September, titled Purity.
Brain surgery book up for Costa prize
Christmas is approaching - somewhat faster than I would like but isn't that always the way? In the run up to Christmas it is nice to read a few Christmassy books - yes, a lot of them have a distinct "feel good" factor but on a cold winter's evening with a glass of wine there is something to be said for that! So what books can you suggest people read on the cold winter nights to put them in the mood for Christmas?
- How to Bake the Perfect Christmas Cake by Gina Henning
- Twelve Days of Christmas - Trisha Ashley
- Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past - Sharyn McCrumb
- The Little Christmas Kitchen - Jenny Oliver
- The Great Christmas Knit Off - Alexandra Brown
- Driving Home for Christmas - AL Michael
- Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake - Sue Watson
- Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe - Rebecca Raisin
- A Yorkshire Christmas - Kate Hewitt
- Festive in Death - JD Robb
- How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie - Gina Henning
- One Hundred Christmas Proposals - Holly Martin
- Secret Santa - Scarlett Bailey
- With Love at Christmas - Carole Matthews
- A Winter Flame - Milly Johnson
- Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop - Jenny Colgan
- Don't Do That! - Tony Ross