Book Blog

Finding The Missing Girl

Jenny Quintana on the inspiration for The Missing Girl, our Thriller of the Month for July.


Moonrise author Mike Ashley on why science fiction is still in thrall to the pull of the Moon.

The Interview: Simon Sebag Montefiore

The author talks about the third part of his epic Moscow trilogy, Red Sky at Noon.

The Interview: Naomi Novik on Spinning Silver

Naomi Novik discusses prejudice, sisterhood and weaving new magic in her latest fairy tale novel, Spinning Silver.

A Letter from the Island by Catherine Doyle

The author of our Children's Book of the Month takes readers to the island of Arranmore, a place steeped in mystery and magic.

How I Learned to Love My Hometown

From pebble-dash to Papa Don't Preach, Matt Cain introduces his novel The Madonna of Bolton.

Global Warning: Nick Harkaway on Gnomon

As Britain reaches boiling point, Nick Harkaway issues a warning for the future.

Five Heroes Who Flew the Spitfire

John Nichols, author of Spitfire: A Very British Love Story, introduces five heroes of British military aviation history.

The Interview: Richard Flanagan on First Person

Booker Prize-winning author Richard Flanagan discusses his new novel First Person and why fiction matters, now more than ever.