Our top five picks from the Booker Prize longlist

Novels from Kazuo Ishiguro, Patricia Lockwood and Rachel Cusk are on the longlist for the 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction.


Caitlin Moran: My favourite books to give to your mum on Mother's Day

The award-winning journalist, feminist icon and author talks about her style of parenting and her attitude to motherhood.


Our top picks from the Women's Prize for Fiction longlist

Prudence Wade chooses her five favourites from the Women's Prize for Fiction longlist.

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Our picks from the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction longlist

Need a new book to sink your teeth into? Here's our pick of the novels up for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.

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Dazzling debut novels from fresh new writers

Get lost in a good book with some terrific debut novels this year, which are already creating a buzz in the book world.

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People of the book

Rachel finally broke her literary dry spell when she received a copy of People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. Read her review.

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The Moaning of Life

The big issues such as marriage, kids, work, money, happiness and death are explored in Karl Pilkington’s hilarious new book, The Moaning of Life.

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Bestselling author of The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas’s latest book, Barracuda, is another cracking read which you won’t be able to put down this summer.

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Game of Knowns

Rachel reviews Dr Karl’s new book, Game of Knowns. Find out why psychopaths make good kings, how smartphones dumb down conversation and more..


Caravan survival guide

Experienced caravaners think nothing of packing up at a minute’s notice and hitting the road, but there’s more to caravanning than simply choosing your route.

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Hardly Branson

Take a look at Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan’s hugely entertaining new novel which has been described as Bridget Jones meets The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy.

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How to get ahead by taking a step to the side

Sideways to the top: 10 stories of successful women that will change your thinking about careers forever by Norah Breekveldt.

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