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David Walliams interviewed by one of his biggest fans, 12-year-old Elaine
Read SF legend Brian Aldiss' first ever published short story from 1954, set in a certain central London bookshop in 2054!
Read the first chapter of Kate Mosse's new novel, The taxidermist's Daughter, and see her list of favourite gothic fiction
Win signed copies of all of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award shortlist and an FT.com membership
No.1 bestselling thriller writer Linwood Barclay explains why a teacher or a car salesman can be just as effective an action hero as a private eye or a former soldier
Dr Yuval Noah Hariri, author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind, talks about how science is replacing religion and the declining relevance if national identity
Joanne Stapley, founder of award-winning YA blog Once Upon a Bookcase, celebreates the annucnement of the new YA Book Prize
Win Barbican memberships & copies of Shooting Space, tie-in book to Constructing Worlds exhibition
Tom Doyle, author of a new biography of Paul McCartney covering his lost decade after the Beatles' break-up, picks his favourite music books
Jacques Testard, co-founder of The White Review, reveals his new project, Fitzcarraldo Editions, catering for lovers of contemporary literary fiction
Jay from our Birmingham branch gets us in the Christmas mood, or gets us moody for Christmas with his Forlorn Festive Fiction picks.
Matt from our web team tells us all about his favourite Non-Fiction children's books for this Christmas and beyond.
It’s Christmas so this month we had to choose Dickens’s classic festive ghost story, A Christmas Carol.