“I just miss her.” Clover Stroud on motherhood, grief, books, appearing at TAL, and...

Clover Stroud is surrounded by the usual organised chaos on which she thrives when we hook up. Her husband Pete is away working in the...

“I never regretted giving up my career to have children.” Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason on motherhood,...

Any preconceptions I had about Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason dissolved the moment we spoke. Yes, her seven children have turned into a musical dynasty and tour all...

“Deliberate, cogitate and digest:” Loyd Grossman talks TV, books and elephants before his virtual...

When I catch up with Loyd Grossman, although I am keen to hear about his new book An Elephant in Rome, it's his voice I...

Competition: Win copies of Amanda Jennings’ three blockbusters including new thriller The Storm

Amanda Jennings' sunny, cheerful demeanour is totally at odds with the dark subject matter that pervades her books. And her latest novel The Storm is...

Blackwell’s opens new Book Spa service amid surge in worldwide orders despite longest closure...

On Monday, Blackwell's on Broad Street will have been open again for a month after the longest closure in its 141 year history.

COMPETITION: Win copies of new children’s book ‘World of Wonder: Mountains’ by Charlotte Guillain...

Children's author Charlotte Guillain has always been fascinated by mountains and travelling, which would explain why her latest book features her favourite subject.

EXCLUSIVE: Prof Suzannah Lipscomb on student life in Oxford, the Tudors, giving women a...

Professor Suzannah Lipscomb has got so many letters after her name it's hard to get to the heart of the matter, ie her many achievements.

COMPETITION: Kids going Bananas? Then enter our book giveaway to win One Banana, Two...

Going Bananas in Lockdown? Are your kids climbing the walls? Constantly raiding the fridge? Giving each other sneaky unsupervised haircuts when your...

COMPETITION: Win signed copies of local author Lucy Atkins’ best-selling novels Magpie Lane and...

If your self-isolation reading list is running a bit low, make sure you enter our competition to win signed copies of Lucy Atkins’ novels Magpie...

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