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Go Green: Top 10 Books to Help You Save the Planet

From self-sufficiency to bidding plastic farewell, here are ten life-changing volumes that can help to bring about serious positive change for the global environment.

Bernardine Evaristo Recommends Her Top 5 Reads of 2019

Joint winner of the Booker Prize for Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo has had a stellar 2019. Here she picks her top black British non-fiction books of the year.

Ian Rankin Recommends His Top 5 Reads of 2019

As his reissued early 90s thriller Westwind soars up the bestseller charts, Ian Rankin picks the most compelling reads of his 2019.

Stephen Moss Recommends His Top 5 Nature Books for Winter

The acclaimed author of The Twelve Birds of Christmas shares his very favourite nature books to curl up with on a long winter's night.

Top 10 Games to Play with Friends this Christmas

From twisted and outrageous card games to fresh spins on classic board games, here is our selection of great games to enjoy this Christmas.

A Letter to the Earth from Anna Hope

The acclaimed author of Expectation pens a moving and intelligent missive to a planet in environmental crisis.

Alien Invasions and Future Worlds: Classic British Science Fiction

Inspired by the recent adaptation of H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds? Then take your pick of great British sci-fi from our list below.

Remembering Clive James: 'Have You Got a Biro I Can Borrow?'

We mark the sad passing of Clive James in his own words, as we share his much-loved poem 'Have You Got a Biro I Can Borrow?'.

Nikita Gill Recommends Her Top 5 Reads of 2019

The multi-talented author of the vibrant and dynamic Great Goddesses reveals the books that have entranced her this year.