Weekend Reads: Midnights by Rainbow Rowell

Our weekend read takes a festive turn in Midnights - a short story by Rainbow Rowell, from a collection My True Love Gave To Me. You can tell us what you think in the comments below or on Twitter using #WeekendReads.  

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Recipe: Heisen(batten)burg cake

Candy sweet on the outside, green (with envy) on the inside; one slight quirk of chemistry and this recipe is transformed. This is a cake that is capable of so much more than it seems. Read more

Read The Once and Future King

With the role of the monarchy under scrutiny once more, now's the time to look back on a great (fictional) monarch. Reissued in a beautiful new edition and recently adapted for Radio 4, The Once and Future King by T.H. White follows King Arthur and includes The Sword in the Stone, The Witch in the Wood , The Ill-Made Knight, The Candle in the Wind and The Book of Merlyn. Read more
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Read Red Love

Read an extract from Maxim Leo's Red Love: The Story of an East German Family where the author his recalls arrest and interrogation... Read more
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Read A Matter of Time

Another Monday means a hiatus for our reading so we can watch Grantchester! Get a preview of tonight's episode by in this extract from the story it's based on - A Matter of Time. Read more
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Read Horns

Read the first two chapters of the book behind Daniel Radcliffe's new film, Horns by Joe Hill. Read more