It’s the summer of 1920 and WW1 veteran, Tom Birkin, finds refuge in the quiet village of Oxgodby where he is to spend the summer uncovering a huge medieval wall-painting. Immersed in the peace and beauty of the countryside and the unchanging rhythms of village life he experiences a sense of renewal. Read author Penelope Fitzgerald’s introduction to one of the great English summer reads.

Read an extract from Danny, the Champion of the World on why his dad really is a top pop. We defy you not to eye-smile while reading it.

Heroic and courageous in equal measure, Atticus Finch truly is a top pop. Join us in celebrating Harper Lee’s saintly sire, ahead of the release of Go Set A Watchman next month with a gallery from the 1962 film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Make your number one dad feel like he’s top of your chart by taking our pop quiz and finding which book will be a hit with him this Father’s Day.

Meet Lily Wilder: New Yorker, lawyer extraordinaire and totally incapable of being faithful to one man. And in six days she’s getting married- or is she? Read an extract of Eliza Kennedy’s hilarious debut, out now.

Author of Pathlands, Peter Owen Jones, is a writer, presenter, and Anglican clergyman. Here Peter considers our connection to, and extols the virtues of, walking in the great British countryside.

Here, writing exclusively for Women on the Page, biographer Jennifer Kloester celebrates 80 years of Georgette’s Heyer’s first Regency novel, Regency Buck.

Margaret Atwood introduces a new, rather snazzy (it has a 3D cover!) edition of Huxley’s Brave New World. Don your best, most dystopian hats and enjoy.

An introduction to the sensational Marguarite Yourcenar. Read on for a short bio and a piece from James Womack, exploring the power of Yourcenar’s masterpiece, Memoirs of Hadrian.

Find out more about the Brazilian novelist and short story writer, Clarice Lispector. We’ve put together a series of quotes and share the only footage we have of the author, a 20-minute interview from 1977.