‘I like to be the first to give a child The Very Hungry Caterpillar’: David Mitchell speak to The Guardian about the books that made him.
Plagiarism software more commonly used to check student essays for overly assiduous borrowings has uncovered a long-forgotten, handwritten document from 1576 as the possible source for more than 20 monologues and passages from Shakespeare’s plays.
The Guardian rounds up the best recent science fiction.
Trafford Council has become the first public library authority to scrap fines for late returns in a bid encourage more people to use the services.
Kate Pankhurst’s Fantastically Great Women Who Made History and Claire-Louise Bennett’s gorgeous and beguiling Pond, and Girl in Snow are among the books that staff at The Pool are reading this week.