Kate Young from the Little Library Café has been inspired by recent events to make ice cream based on Winifred Watson’s Miss Pettigrew Lives for a DayShe shares her recipe for figs, almonds, marsala and ice cream in The Guardian.

Ahead of its publication next week, the Guardian reviews Gwendoline Riley’s novel, First Love, in which “an exquisite closeup of a toxic marriage interrogates the ephemeral nature of everyday existence”.

AA Gill’s collected journalism, Lines in the Sand, is published posthumously on 9th February and reviewed by Alex Clark here.

This week’s TLS Voices podcast features, among other things, American author Michael Chabon on his “invigorating” new novel, Moonglow.

The first Specsavers Bestsellers Awards were celebrated last year, and JK Rowling praised booksellers there. She was a Platinum Award winner alongide Joe Wicks, Jojo Moyes, and Paul Hawkins, marking 1 million sales this year.

Facebook, Amazon, and Lonely Planet are among those to pledge their support to a national literacy intiative.

Actor Tom Hardy will read another cBebbies bedtime story, just in time for Valentine’s Day.