Books that take you to the Jazz Age

With the start of April comes Jazz Appreciation Month. Listening to jazz music, going to see performances and exploring the history of jazz, are all great ways to spend your month. But we’re here to recommend something bookish. So without further ...

A literary weekend away

The summer holidays might be coming to an end but the sun is shining and there’s no excuse to not make the most of the weekend! So for all book lovers out there, what could be better than combining some literary ...

National Storytelling Week: Storytelling 101

Once upon a time humans started telling stories. This sounds vague, but it’s actually pretty accurate, as humans and stories seem about as old as each other. Storytelling appears to have just happened, and has thankfully kept on happening ever since. Next ...

Winnie the Pooh Day

“What day is it?”, asked Winnie the Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh. ― A.A. Milne   Today, January 18th, is the birthday of author A.A. Milne. And it is thus, that today we celebrate what I believe to ...

The birth of Penguin

Penguin and Random House officially united on 1st July 2013 to create Penguin Random House, the world’s first truly global trade book publisher… but when did it all start? And how did books become available to the masses – something we ...