A tale of two book covers

Did you know that American book covers are often completely different than the UK's versions? Amanda Stevenson compares and contrasts some of the most obviously distinct, and explains why there's a difference in the first place. Read more
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Ultimate Writer: The rise to glory

The final battle is drawing ever closer now, and as our two survivors Neil Gaiman and Stephen King make their way towards each other though the literary universe to meet in a cosmic and terrifying clash of words, we take a look at just how they got here. Read more
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Book Clinic: Missing Harry Potter?

What with the revelation this weekend from J.K. Rowling that perhaps Harry ended up with the wrong person at the end of the series, we're overcome with nostalgia for all things Potter. But with our Harry Potter books already falling to pieces from repeated reading, what are we to do? Luckily Isabel Popple is here with her pick of her favourite magical adventure series to try to fill the Harry shaped hole in all our lives...

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What’s on your favourite writers’ Christmas lists?

What books are your favourite authors buying their loved ones for Christmas? We've snaffled Robert HarrisConn IgguldenVeronica Henry, Ian Rankin and Jacqueline Wilson's shopping lists to find out... Do NOT read if you are expecting a present from any of them. Read more
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You’ve come a long way, baby…

From Ernest Hemingway's punch up with Dan Brown, to Stephenie Meyer, Bram Stoker and that kiss... This Saturday, we celebrate a year of Sprout's BookClub - our exclusive and fantastic weekly comic strip from Nye Wright - and we're marking the occasion by taking a look back through the story so far. Happy Birthday Sprout! Read more