Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike series has hit back at the suggestion that certain books shouldn’t be read by children who are “too old” or “too smart”.

Who doesn’t like a glass of wine while looking at books? A perfectly reasonable question asked by the new Waterstones in Crouch End, which opens this weekend.

A one-off Harry Potter prequel has been stolen.

Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville is to play Roald Dahl in an upcoming biopic.

Love Pride and Prejudice? You might be interested in these ten books inspired by the novel.

Joseph Knox’s Sirens is among the books that the staff at The Pool are reading this week, as is Come Let Us Sing Anyway, a forthcoming collection of short stories by Jamaican Scottish author Leone Ross.

The Guardian argues that the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods couldn’t be timely, and reviews The 7th Function of Language by Laurent BinetThe Kingdom of Women by Choo Waihong, and Eurovision! by Chris West.

Ian McEwan has harsh words about Brexit: he’s said the EU referendum had stirred in the nation “the lowest human impulses, from the small-minded to the mean-spirited to the murderous”.

The Publishers Association has called on all political parties to abolish tax on ebooks.

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