A New Voice in American Literature

‘There are certain things he told me. Not just things like don’t get into cars with strangers. But more subtle things. For example, if you hear the water running after […] Read More


What is insight? An Extract from The Eureka Factor

Among the general public, insight, or those ‘eureka!’ moments, are often discussed as unpredictable, almost mystical, moments.  But what if we could understand the science behind those moments? Or even […] Read More

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Full of Festive Cheer?

‘Everyone knows someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of pop or Radio One’s back catalogue. So if you’re fed up of second-guessing which albums are missing from their collection, but want […] Read More


This year’s most beautiful gift book

If you’re looking for a gorgeous gift for the beauty junkie in your life, then look no further. Lizzie Ostrom (aka Odette Toilette) has selected 100 of the 20th Century’s […] Read More


Ruth Rendell on Book at Bedtime

Dark Corners, Ruth Rendell’s final novel, is BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime from Monday 30th November (with an omnibus broadcast on Sunday 6th). To get you in the mood, […] Read More


‘It was uniquely, unmistakably Ruth’

The story behind the publication of Ruth Rendell’s final novel, Dark Corners, is almost as intriguing as one of its author’s own plots. Selina Walker, Ruth’s editor, reveals how the […] Read More


A Life in Writing – Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell’s groundbreaking debut novel, From Doon With Death, was first published in 1964 and introduced the reader to her enduring and popular detective, Inspector Reginald Wexford, who went on to […] Read More


Fearsome Fiction

The nights are drawing in; it’s cold and dark – time to relish a scary book. Here are some of our favourites, from the Hammer list. There are thrills, there […] Read More

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