Stuck for gifts to buy your loved ones? Why not make something from Camilla Morton’s Make Life Beautiful, a collection of projects from some of the most stylish minds, to get you imagining and creating. You can customise your bike with Paul Smith, make a Bella Freud jumper or have Charlotte Olympia put a spring in your step. We’ve got a stylish biscuit recipe from Manolo Blahnik to get you started.

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Roy is a conman waiting to pull off the final coup of his career. Betty is a wealthy widow finding herself lured into his path. Read an extract from Nicholas Searle’s The Good Liar, a menacing psychological thriller with a clever, twisting ending you wont see coming.

Bright Earth examines the vast spectrum of colours we live with, from the illustrious history of monarchic purple to the 17th century attempts to make and define pink. In this extract, author Philip Ball uncovers the history and chemistry behind the infamously patented International Klein Blue.

In Hello World, Alice Rawsthorn explores the relationship design plays in society, and how it influences our lives as one of the most powerful forces that can determine how we feel and what we do, often without our noticing. In this extract, the role of the colour green is explored, from its use as a colour denoting environmental causes, to the irony of it being one of the least natural colours in the man-made world.

Read an extract from Wildflower by Drew Barrymore, a portrait of Drew’s life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years.   Taurus When I woke up in the hospital, I glanced over and took a deep look at my new baby girl, who I had decided […]

In this extract, we’re introduced to a couple of the characters that feature throughout the five interlinked stories that make up Number 11 –  a biting satire on modern day London, taking aim at austerity, iceberg houses, social media and the social classes.

To this day, the Ministry of Defence responds to all enquiries about submarine operations with a simple phrase: “The Ministry of Defence does not comment on submarine operations.” Written with privileged access to both documents and personnel, The Silent Deep is the first authoritative history of the British submarine service since the end of the […]