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James Holland's Favourite Reads of 2020

The bestselling author of Sicily '43 and Normandy '44 shares his favourite reads of 2020.

Robin Stevens's Favourite Reads of 2020

The author of Murder Most Unladylike series shares her favourite children's books of 2020.

Florence Given's Favourite Reads of 2020

The author of Women Don't Owe You Pretty shares her favourite reads of 2020.

The Best Books of 2020: Picture Books

From David Walliams to Judith Kerr, here are the picture books we've loved this year.

The Best Books of 2020: Biography

From Raynor Winn to Kate Summerscale, here are the biographies and memoirs we've loved this year.

The Best Books of 2020: Nature Writing

From David Attenborough to Helen Macdonald, here are the nature writing books we've loved this year.

The Best Books of 2020: Children's Gift Books

From classic poetry to interactive history, here are the children's gift books we've loved this year.

Angela Saini's Favourite Reads of 2020

The author of the bestselling Superior: the Returns of Race Science shares her favourite reads of 2020.

Andrew Michael Hurley on the Legend of the Fylde Witch

Andrew Michael Hurley, author of Starve Acre, our Fiction Book of the Month for November, recounts the legend of the Fylde Witch.