Ed Caesar, journalist and author of Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon gives his top tips for getting faster, whatever kind of runner you are.

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.

This month, Lucy Mangan muses on her childhood TV favourites, and how today’s books mean that children are rediscovering vintage characters like The Clangers on the page as well on screen.

Read an extract of the new novel from Birdsong author, Sebastian Faulks.

James Rebanks, aka The Herdwick Shepherd, shares his favourite Penguin Classics exclusively for the Penguin Blog.

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

Read an extract from Mindware, Richard Nisbett’s practical guide to the most powerful tools of reasoning ever developed.

Bill Bryson takes on Little England from his own unique perspective in this extract from Notes from a Small Island ahead of the release of his new travel memoir, The Road to Little Dribbling.

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