She feared the worst, and it happened

When the UK's Granada Television filmed 12 of the 75 "Maigret" novels, six in 1992 and six in 1993,…

30 October 2019 - 08.10 AM

To the heart of the human matter

It's a kind of literary high-wire act, where beloved travel writer Bill Bryson occasionally turns…

28 October 2019 - 09.10 AM

Stories of dystopia and black British women

In an unexpected move, the judges of this year's Booker Prize have awarded the important literary…

17 October 2019 - 08.10 AM

And now for somewhere completely different

The whole topic of that weird place North Korea – the "hermit kingdom" – is endlessly fascinating…

16 October 2019 - 09.10 AM

Great life isn’t a closed book yet

At very nearly 1000 pages – and over that number when you include the introduction, maps, family…

09 October 2019 - 08.10 AM