In Noonday, Pat Barker – the Man Booker-winning author of the Regeneration trilogy- turns for the first time to WWII. Read an extract from this powerful portrayal of London during the Blitz.

In this extract from the Samuel Johnson and Costa Prize winning H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald introduces the art of ringing wild goshawks.

Read an extract from Sophie Kinsella’s first novel for teens — Finding Audrey — a story of humour, heartache and lots and lots of coffee.

Bridget Christie talks to ….Bridget Christie about her new book A Book for Her. (and for him, if he can read).

How do you solve a mystery when you can’t remember the clues?

Read an extract from Emma Healey’s award winning debut, Elizabeth is Missing.

Read an extract from NW, Zadie Smith’s 2013 portrait of modern urban life told through the stories of four very different Londoners.

Read an extract from Mary Portas’ memoir Shop Girl, in which Mary recounts a memory from growing up with her Irish Catholic family in Watford.

Read an extract from Ali Smith’s Public Library and Other Stories, which will be published on 5th November by Hamish Hamilton.

Ahead of the release of the much anticipated sequel we’re rereading Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You this summer- why not join us?

In The Republic of Imagination, Azar Nafisi reminds us of the need for literature in society today and calls us to stand up and celebrate its importance. Read more on how to join Azar and others in sharing a love of fiction with #BooksSave.