Jane Fallon, author of Strictly Between Us, talks us through her process of taking a blank page and turning it into a fully-fledged novel.

Fiona Barton, author of 2016’s compelling new thriller The Widow, discusses the process of writing that crucial first chapter, and bringing Jean’s voice to life.

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.       

We’ve scattered some of our most talked about books and authors of 2015 in our very own crossword. Can you find them all?

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).

Jane Struthers looks at the history of wassailing in this extract from The Book of Christmas. English is a fascinating melting pot of languages acquired from other countries, especially those whose kings once occupied our throne. So it’s hardly surprising that the word ‘wassail’ is thought to have come from the Old Norse ves heill, which […]

In this extract from The Book of Christmas, Jane Struthers demystifies the protagonist of a popular Christmas carol. We sing about him every Christmas in the eponymous carol, which tells us that the ‘good king’ and his page ventured out in the snow on the feast of Stephen (26 December) to take food, wine and […]

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.