To mark tomorrow’s centenary of the Representation of the People Act that paved the way to universal suffrage, politicians, activists and writers share the books by women that changed their lives.
Stylist has a list of recommended reading on the fight for votes for women.
Prince William has launched a poetry competition to find a Wilfred Owen for new generation.
Red reviews the top ten books of February.
The Guardian rounds up the best recent books for children and teenagers — among them Muhammad Khan’s excellent YA novel, I Am Thunder.
Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love is the perfect ode to female friendship, says the Evening Standard.
The Guardian’s Book Clinic has recommendations for literary page-turners.
Kew Gardens will host a Peter Rabbit themed festival this year.
Author and journalist Michael Wolff is coming to the UK this month to promote Fire and Fury, the bestselling exposé that caused a presidential melt-down. (I’m unsure whether promotion is really necessary…)
Why are we so fascinated by lost books? The Guardian investigates.
Books by authors and illustrators including Chitra Soundar, Benji Davies, Joseph Coelho, Robin Stevens and Kiran Millwood Hargrave are amongst those in EmpathyLab’s new ‘Empathy Guide’ for children.
Read for Good is hoping groups of schools will raise money to purchase books for children in hospitals, as well as for their own libraries.
Bake-off runner-up Ruby Tandoh’s new book, Eat Up, is about relearning the joy of food – in print as much as on plates.
The EBRD Literature Prize, launched by the British Council and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, has revealed its inaugural shortlist. The prize is awarded to the year’s best work of literary fiction translated into English and originally written in any language of the EBRD’s 37 countries of operations, coming from a UK publisher.
Sir Patrick Stewart is to headline the Huddersfield Literature Festival this year.