Book Blog

Judith Mackrell Recommends the Best Venetian Reads

The author of The Unfinished Palazzo recommends the best reading to inspire a Venetian holiday.

Putting the Law in Order

In Your Defence's Sarah Langford shines a light on the surprising things you might not know about being a barrister.

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.