heartthrobsClaire Armitstead takes a look at literary heartthrobs from Mr Darcy to Christian Grey, and asks what women desire in a man. Carol Dyhouse’s book on the same subject is out in the UK on 6th February and in the US on 1st April.


Stylist’s list of the best book and alcohol pairings include recommendations to sip alongside Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Great Expectations, Harry Potter, and the Famous Five.

Colm Toibin has been appointed Chancellor of Liverpool University.

This week’s Spectator Books podcast discusses The Disappearance of Émile Zola: Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case with its author, Michael Rosen.