Over on Book Riot, one writer rounds up 20 mistakes Paddington Bear made so that you don’t have to.

Amazon has launched a new competition in search of a modern reimagining of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with the winning book to be published in time for Christmas.

Shami Chakrabarti, whose book Of Women came out yesterday, spoke to the Guardian about the books that made her — including one book in the Harry Potter series.

On Esquire, Alan Hollinghurst discusses books that have shaped his life.

And Dame Jenni Murray spoke about books in an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Personalised kids’ books are nothing new – but the diversity in Family Stories is.

Staff at The Pool share what they’re reading this week.

Also on the Pool, Helen O’Hara argues that it’s time we celebrated the real Agatha Christie – a woman of real daring.

Sandeep Parmar argues that this year’s TS Eliot Prize shortlist lineup may be deserving, but with just one collection by a BAME poet in an exceptionally strong year for poets of colour, it also seems naive.

Catch up on all things Man Booker Prize on their latest podcast episode.

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