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London’s most popular Harry Potter books

London’s most popular Harry Potter books have been revealed...


Dominic Cummings, Rebecca Solnit and more on the best political books

Top thinkers appearing at the festival have picked out the best of political writing that might just make things seem a bit less mad


Norman Scott (A Very English Scandal) releases blockbuster biography

The former stable hand, who claimed in court that the Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe tried to have him killed, has written his side of the story


Kae Tempest on how their latest album was born out of a breakdown

Lockdown gave the artist time to reflect on a difficult period, and make some much-needed changes


World Book Day 2022: Everything you need to know

Children dressing up and £1 book tokens - here’s what you need to know about World Book Day 2022.


The Lion House review: a zoo’s tame compared to Sultan’s court

De Bellaigue’s account of Suleyman the Magnificent is unconventional and gripping, says Melanie McDonagh


World Book Day: The best fiction books to read in 2022

Your reading pile is about to get even higher...


World Book Day: The best non-fiction books to read in 2022

2022 is the year of the memoir - here’s our complete guide to the best new non-fiction arriving this year


Is Lizzie Damilola Blackburn the next Bridget Jones?

Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? is a witty millennial novel is about love, life and London. Katie Strick meets the Peckham author


Cleopatra and Frankenstein review: a positively inhalable debut

Coco Mellors’s witty, stylish debut about the fall-out from a snap marriage between an older man and a younger woman is nostalgic and very-readable, says Jessie Thompson


Molly-Mae Hague to release tell-all memoir aged 22

Becoming Molly-Mae: My Story will becoming to a bookstore near you from June 9


US school district bans Pulitzer-winning graphic novel about Holocaust

Author Art Spiegelman said he was ‘baffled’ by the school board’s decision and called it ‘Orwellian’


14 self-help books to get you through times of uncertainty and change

In search of some guidance to get you through all this ? Wellness warriors share their top reads


Name-dropping, moi? The best celebrity memoirs to buy this Christmas

It’s Christmas, which means this year’s celebrity autobiogs have arrived in bookshops in all their star-studded, hardback glory...


The best books for children this Christmas

From a new book by JK Rowling to anniversary editions for the classics, our guide to great books for small people’s stockings


Patricia Highsmith: Diaries and Notebooks review

Across almost 1,000 pages, Highsmith’s diaries keep us entertained - and appalled


My Body, by Emily Ratajkowski: furious, conflicted and frustrating

The model and activist’s first essay collection meditates on her own #MeToo moments


Growing Up - Sex in the Sixties by Peter Doggett review

This fascinating new book shows rather conclusively that the sixties was not a sexual paradise


30 of the best novels to read this year

Looking for your next fiction fix? These are the books you need on your reading list


Karaoke, zombies and vlogs: why we can’t let go of Jane Austen

Jane Austen adaptations will never go out of fashion - why? And how do you make a good one?


Taste by Stanley Tucci review: the film star embraces his foodie side

Everyone’s cocktail-making lockdown crush has written a memoir about his culinary life


State of Terror by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny review

The verdict on Hillary Clinton’s foray into the world of writing political thrillers


Hilary Mantel: ‘Monarchy is a trap — but I was sorry Meghan left ’

As her novel The Mirror and the Light hits the stage, Hilary Mantel talks breaks with Europe, Afghanistan and why there is still mileage in Thomas Cromwell


The Christmas Pig by JK Rowling review: her best since Azkaban

The Harry Potter author gives us her Christmas Carol, and it’s a triumph, writes Amanda Craig


Manifesto by Bernardine Evaristo review: lively, moving and funny

Her Booker win for Girl Woman Other changed her life overnight - but, in her new memoir, Evaristo shows she was far from an overnight success


Chronicles from the Land... by Wole Soyinka review

Wole Soyinka’s reputation would be perfect if this book - his first novel in 50 years - did not exist, writes Tomiwa Owolade