‘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.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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.

Nick Clark Windo’s The Feedis being turned into a high-end sci-fi TV drama by Amazon and Virgin Media.

Following 2017’s Why Mummy Drinks, Gill Sims’ Why Mummy Swearswill be published in July.

On Stylist, you can read the first pages of Exhibit Alexandra, “2018’s most gripping psychological thriller”.

Great Womn Who Made HIstory

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.