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Julian Barnes reads The Only Story

Listen to Julian Barnes reading from his new book The Only Story

Read the Year with Penguin

Download our reading diary to begin your 2018 Read The Year challenge with Penguin, wit...

9 of our favourite quotes from Little Women

We reflect on some of our favourite quotes from Louisa May Alcott's timeless coming...

Carrie Fisher on auditioning for Star Wars

Carrie Fisher talks about the audition that changed everything: 'George gave me the...

The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart

Stand by Me meets Stranger Things in this atmospheric, chilling page-turner from rising...

A.L. Kennedy on how to write a novel in four steps

Award-winning author A.L. Kennedy reveals her 4 golden rules for a successful novel wri...

Test your literary knowledge with the Ultimate Book Quiz

Skip charades this Christmas and instead try your hand at our ultimate book quiz, featu...

Fill out your own Platform reading planner

Want to look back on the books you read this year to make sure you don’t forget them? ...

Which Alice in Wonderland character are you?

Are you more Mad Hatter or Cheshire Cat? Take a trip down the rabbit hole and find out ...

6 relaxing reads to escape the Christmas chaos

Leave the madness of the Christmas mayhem behind you and lose yourself in these delight...

11 scarily accurate George Orwell quotes about truth

These quotes from Orwell on Truth bring his much needed voice of reason to today's ...

Which Charles Dickens novel should you read?

Which is your ideal Charles Dickens piece of fiction? Take our quiz to find out

'There are a million different ways to be black and they are all right'

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and grew up in America. Here she discusses race, identity ...

5 things to know about 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

All you need to know about the upcoming new book from Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari,...

5 surprising items authors just can’t work without

Over the last 50 episodes, the Penguin Podcast has asked a host of big names to share t...

Finding My Virginity: Global launch for Richard Branson's new autobiography

Fifty years after starting his very first business, iconic entrepreneur and adventurer ...

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10 of the quirkiest train stations in Britain

Train stations are more than just the beginning and end of the journey. Here are 10 of ...

7 books to curl up with this autumn

Autumn gives everyone a great excuse to stay indoors, curled up with a book. Grab a cup...

How to set the perfect table in 3 ways

Want to know how to set an instagram-worthy table? From date night inspiration to the d...

How to write historical fiction

Writing a novel set in another time period can sometimes be challenging. Lesley Downer,...

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