Fire and Fury is flying off the shelves in the UK, but why is the cover so ugly? Meanwhile, a decade-old book by the same name has also become an unexpected bestseller.

People are raving about Slimani’s Lullaby (known as The Perfect Nanny in the US), published tomorrow in the UK. “A stylishly written French thriller probes at fault lines of gender, race and class to devastating effect,” is Aida Edemariam’s verdict in the Guardian.

Bloomsbury will release an edition with House-themed covers of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second book in the Harry Potter series, in June.

Metro recommends book-based dramas to watch on Netflix.

The Guardian rounds up the top 10 books about time.


Forty-three titles have been shortlisted for the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, which celebrate the “broad scope” of travel writing.

Joules is launching a Peter Rabbit film collection for Penguin Ventures. The new Little Joule range will launch this January in anticipation of the film showing in UK cinemas on 16th March.

Junior minister John Glen has lost the libraries brief after being moved to the Treasury as part of prime minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle. It has not yet been confirmed who will be replacing him at the department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Authors fear that large collection of poet John Clare’s papers held by Northamptonshire libraries will be threatened by further cuts expected to its service.