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The Best Books to Look Out for in October 2018

From the haunting presence of Melmoth to maps of imaginary lands, we introduce October's reading highlights.

Exclusive Questions from The Astronaut Selection Test Book

Have you got what it takes to be the next Tim Peake? Test yourself against real European Space Agency questions.

The Interview: Sarah Moss on Ghost Wall

The Tide Zone author Sarah Moss considers the themes behind her new novel, Ghost Wall.

Laura Purcell Picks Her Favourite Gothic Fiction

The Silent Companions' Sarah Purcell introduces her ultimate five gothic chillers.

Exclusive Recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi's SIMPLE

The first of three recipes from the deliciously practical Ottolenghi SIMPLE.

Introducing The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places

Archaeologist, presenter and writer Neil Oliver introduces his intensely personal eulogy to the nation's past.

The Interview: Kate Atkinson on Transcription

As we celebrate the publication of Transcription, we present an exclusive interview with author Kate Atkinson.

The Best Books to Look Out for in September 2018

The first of our bumper autumn round-ups, packed with the season’s finest.

Inside Jim Kay's Illustrated Harry Potter

Artist Jim Kay shares an exclusive behind-the-scenes gallery of artwork from the illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.