Happy birthday, Adrian Mole! The UK’s favourite spotty teenager turns 50 at the beginning of April. Front Row has a discussion of his enduring popularity.

How to clean your loo, polish your silver, and set a formal table are among the topics covered in an upcoming book of household tips and tricks by Great British Bake Off legend Merry Berry.

Stylist has advice for those of us who suffer from writers’ block.

The Guardian reviews A Quiet Passion, the new film about Emily Dickinson’s life, and Cynthia Nixon talks to The Pool about playing the writer.

Jami Attenberg’s latest and much-buzzed novel All Grown Up is out in the UK next week, and the Guardian has a review. The paper also reviews Hidden Nature by Alys Fowler.

The Pool’s writers share what they’re reading this week, including short essays about perfume and Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love.

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