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Frances Hardinge Invites You to a 17th Century Yuletide

Frances Hardinge introduces readers to the dark and dangerous world of Civil War England, the backdrop to her novel A Skinful of Shadows.

Katherine Rundell's Favourite Children's Books of 2017

Katherine Rundell, author of The Explorer and One Christmas Wish, selects some of 2017's most remarkable children's stories.

Anna Jones Picks the Best Cookery Books of 2017

As she presents her new cookbook, The Modern Cook's Year, Anna Jones selects the best cookbooks of 2017

Tim Harford Picks the Best Books to Help us Understand 2017

Economist Tim Harford, author of Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy recommends the most illuminating reads of 2017.

10 Fireside Tales of Mystery and Murder

The perfect selection of ghostly tales, classic mysteries and wintry whodunits to curl up with this wintertime

The Greatest Presidential Christmas List in History

After more FAKE NEWS saying the White House has declared a no-fly on Santa, as president, I’m proud to deliver THE BEST CHRISTMAS LIST IN HISTORY. All these books are really good. Most extra especially mine. So go get them. MAKE CHRISTMAS GREAT AGAIN. And remember, you can’t spell Merry Christmas without Me.

QI: The Figures Behind the Facts

As they present their latest eye-opening collection of astonishing and amusing facts, the team behind QI

Nadiya's Christmas Cranberry Shortbread

A special story and delicious recipe for Christmas cranberry shortbread from Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story.

Nina Stibbe's Top Tips on Surviving a Family Christmas

The author of An Almost Perfect Christmas rustles up some essential advice for getting through the season without losing your Christmas cheer.

Test Your Little Grey Cells This Christmas

Score cards at the ready, here’s our pick of the best gifts to give your brains a festive workout.

We Should All Be Feminists

Warning: the following books contain multiple, emphatic uses of the F-word.

Holly Webb's Favourite Winter Stories for Children

The author of The Snow Leopards and Lost in the Snow, recommends the best children's books to curl up with this winter.

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