Book Blog

T.J. Newman on Her Favourite Aviation Stories

The author of the word-of-mouth thriller sensation Falling spotlights her top books about planes and flying, both in fiction and non-fiction.

Outdoor Pursuits: Enjoy the Great British Countryside This Summer

From wild cooking to fun outdoors activities for kids, we have gathered together some brilliant books to inspire outdoors summer adventures.

Destination Reads: The Best Books for a Great British Holiday

Whichever corner of the British Isles you plan on visiting, don't pack without these essential books.

Classic Stories of Summer

From sun-dappled English gardens to the heat and dust of Western Africa, we select some great books to enjoy this summer.

From Mountain to Meadow: A Selection of Great Nature Writing

Immerse yourself in the uplifting atmosphere of the British countryside with fantastic nature writing, old and new.

Lionel Shriver on the Writing of Should We Stay or Should We Go

Lionel Shriver reveals the inspiration behind her latest genre-bending novel, centring on a suicide pact between an ageing couple.

Elinor Cleghorn on the Inspiration Behind Unwell Women

The author of the shocking and revelatory Unwell Women on why she felt compelled to write about the history of medical misdiagnosis of female patients.

Lisa Taddeo on the Motivation Behind Animal

Lisa Taddeo, whose debut novel Animal follows up her phenomenal bestseller Three Women, reveals why she felt driven to write the book.

Sarah Winman on Still Life and the Allure of Italy

The author of When God Was a Rabbit discusses her new novel Still Life and the endless appeal of Italy.