Indira Birnie is a senior marketing manager, working on the Penguin Podcast and marketing for Penguin.co.uk. She’s a reader of almost everything, and a particular fan of translated fiction, graphic novels and classic crime.
There's a fine line between a good book and a great book – and a satisfying conclusion is definitely one of the hallmarks of the latter. Yet these iconic novels almost had very different final chapters.
Books on chess, yes. But also books on obsession, addiction, the price of genius, coming of age and what it means to be a woman in a male-dominated arena: these are the books to read after you've binged The Queen's Gambit.
The former POTUS has shared hundreds of his favourite books over the last decade. To mark the upcoming release of A Promised Land, here's a guide on where to start reading like a president.
Give the book-lover in your life something special with one of these gorgeously illustrated stories, clothbound classics or photography collections. Or, you know, just treat yourself.
From Clueless to Planet of the Apes, you might be surprised to hear that these movies were all based on, or inspired by, books.
The combination of sumptuous artwork, high production values and gripping stories make graphic novels some of the most visually appealing books around.