Empress Dowager Cixi was a woman who ruled China in the 19th century and arguably the most important Chinese woman in history.
If you’ve already bingewatched A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix but you still want a Snicket-fix, we’ve found five awesome apps to keep that creepy spirit alive
Some authors write a book that becomes so famous that everything else they write afterwards plays second fiddle.
It’s not easy to find time for leisure reading when your day is packed with school, extra-curricular activities, tutorials, homework, social media ... But it’s not impossible.
A title as bland as Missing Arabella isn’t going to say “Read me! I’m interesting!” to many, which is a great pity, because behind this unimaginative intro is an excellent novel.
If you’re searching for literary inspo, and/or would like to help fellow bookworms broaden their bookshelves, read on.
Over the past 12 months, young adult publishing mercifully sprang free of the big-three teen series that have been spawning copycat novels at the expense of fresh new ideas for much too long.
Colder days and darker nights don’t have to be a bad thing, they just give us more time to stay inside and enjoy great books!
A chance at a new life could end in terrifying Nazi evil for one boy in John Boyne's new book [Review]
John Boyne has had hit novels both on the adult and the YA bookshelf. His second world war story The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2006) is one of the most original and unforgettable works of fiction ever.
If any novelist knows what she or he is talking about, that person must surely be Lucy Worsley.