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Deadpool - an introduction

Don't know where to begin with Deadpool? Want to see the film but need some context? Bookseller Asa Wheatley introduces the Marvel character and suggest your background reading list ahead of the film's release on Sunday.

Love Stories: Obsession

Here are seven instances in literature when love is taken too far...

Pancake Day/Mardi Gras

Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in different ways around the world; in the UK, we eat pancakes but in New Orleans, today is the last day of Carnival.

Q&A: Katie Fforde

An interview with Katie Fford, whose new novel A Summer at Sea is out later this week

Meet the Family by Charles Foster

Charles Foster, author of new non-fiction title Being A Beast, has written a short piece for our blog on trying to emulate birds and beasts...

Five things we loved this week

Our literary round-up of the last seven days

The Power of The Dog

Frances Macmillan, Senior Editor, Vintage Classics makes a compelling case for why The Power of the Dog is a book everyone should read

Book Club: Crooked Heart

Lissa Evans traces the origins of her dazzling, tragi-comic blitz-era novel