Snowy thrillers to chill your bones!


Snowy thrillers to chill your bones!

Why does Disney kill the parents

Have you ever noticed how many fictional characters are cursed by having parents that met a sticky end

Permission to quit

How many times have you been let down by a novel that you thought would be great? Yep, us too.

The most intriguing stories behind famous books

In this article, we run down nine of our favourite intriguing ‘behind the book’ inspiration stories.

The 5 coolest, deadliest women in fiction

Watch your back, folks. These women mean serious business...

5 prizes more fun than the Man Booker!

Are you a little bit bored of stuffy book prizes? Here’s a few that are far more fun…

In this age of HD can novels still enchant

It has long been argued by the cynical, vocal few that in this age of high-definition, on-demand entertainment, the quiet novel has had its day.

The world's oldest bookstores

This Saturday is Bookshop Day in the UK, a celebration of all that is wonderful about whiling away hours whilst wandering through the stacks

  Top 10 Books set in the East

Lucy talks through her top 10 books set in the East.

Why libraries still matter

Its National Libraries week in the UK, so here’s our take on why they’re more important than ever in 2017.

  Top 5 Historical Fiction

Lucy runs through the top 5 historical fiction novels you've probably never read.

The world’s most dangerous books

“Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous – they contain ideas.” ― Pete Hautman

  Top 5 Fictional Restaurants

In this fun chart, Lucy runs through the 5 fictional restaurants she wishes were real.

  Top 6 Cats in Fiction

In this fun chart, Lucy runs down her favourite fictional cats. How many do you know and which has she missed?

Choice is fabulous but it can overwhelm

It’s no surprise when you find out how many books have ever been written. (We’ll give you a clue. It’s LOTS.)

  Top 5 Non-Fiction Recommendations

Scott walks through his top non-fiction picks suitable for anyone.