A new year is always such an exciting prospect, and one of our favourite quotes is from Neil Gaiman on making the most of the fresh start a new year can bring.       

Once you’re thoroughly stuffed from all that stuffing, kick back this Boxing Day with our selection of audiobooks from authors such as Anne Tyler, Paula Hawkins, Aziz Ansari and Steve Coogan, read by an equally brilliant cast…

To get you in the festive spirit, we’ve compiled a couple of our favourite Christmas quotes from classic and modern tales.

What’s a better Christmas present than a book? We surprised people at Manchester Piccadilly Station on the 12 December, and London’s Paddington Station on the 19 December with thousands of free books! Lucky winners could pick from a list of 20 fantastic books to give to a loved one as a present (or to keep for themselves).

It’s so close, and yet there is still time to pick up any of those little stocking fillers, or last minute gifts to pop under the tree. Naturally, we’re big fans of these being book-shaped, and so we’ve put together a selection of books to help you tick off your list.   

Christmas is a sometimes precarious mix of boisterous, tipsy and fraught: a potential recipe for disaster. To help put things into perspective, we’ve pulled together a list of the worst ever Christmases in literature, in the hope that you can at least laugh at someone else’s (fictional) misfortune.

Make Christmas even more magical by gifting a beloved classic, whether it’s a Victorian tale of Christmas redemption, a modern story of a boy and his adventurous snowman, or a chilling festive murder mystery.