Reading’s Museum of English Rural Life is to display the entire gallery of all Ladybird Book covers, the first time this has even been done.

Among new books out today is the delightful epistolary novel by Jennifer Ryan, The Chilbury Ladies’ ChoirLiterary agency Curtis Brown have shared a picture of the thirteen new books by their authors, including Tony Parsons, Jilly Cooper, and Daniel Cole, whose Ragdoll has been much buzzed.


25 million books are missing from British libraries. Someone owes a lot of library fines.

7 British YA authors are co-writing a multi-perspective novel, due out in summer 2018. It sounds a lot of fun — though could maybe have done with one perspective by someone other than a white woman.

The Guardian reviews Kate Hamer’s coming-of-age fairytale The Doll Funeral.

Costa winners Sebastian Barry and Francis Spufford are among those longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize.