Comedian and author Limmy recounts the worst that can happen when you need to bleed your radiator in this daft wee story from his new collection.

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

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.

What happened when we posed the ultimate question to guest blogger, Lucy Mangan- which of the new A Puffin Book collection would she take on holiday if she were only allowed three? Read on to find out.

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.

A short and sweet novella, written by the teenage Françoise Sagan that scandalised 1950s France, Bonjour Tristesse is the shimmering, stylish story of Cécile over one hot summer. Here we take a look at the design of the book since it was first published by Penguin in 1956.

Gentle, generous, kind and patient, The Book Thief’s Hans Huberman might just be the ultimate top pop. Read an extract on Liesel’s papa from Markus Zuzak’s best selling novel.

Top Pop 3 Mr Bennet

Endearingly affable, the Bennet sister’s long suffering father enjoys the quieter things in life, such as tranquil strolls in the country and curling up with a book. Read an extract from Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice in which Mr Bennet stands up to his wife on the question of Lizzie’s impending nuptials.

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.

We’re celebrating our 80th birthday this year. Join in the jamboree with #Penguin80.