Exclusive New Author Film: Simon Armitage reads ‘Thank You for Waiting’

After more than a decade, the poet, playwright and Oxford Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage has returned to his trademark contemporary lyricism with his eleventh collection of poetry, The Unaccompanied. Set against a backdrop of economic recession and social division, at the heart of this collection is the feeling of alienation as a commonplace experience….

Thomasina Miers cooks crispy chicken thighs

Here’s two delicious recipes taken from Thomasina Miers’ new book, Home Cook. In it she cooks her favourite recipes, things she cooks at home for her family, from everyday breakfasts to special feasts. This first video shows her cooking Crispy Chicken Thighs. And the next shows the recipe for Poached Eggs with Melted Leeks and…

WATCH: Michael Rosen on The Disappearance of Émile Zola

In Michael Rosen’s new study of Émile Zola’s 1898 exile from Paris, the little-known history of the novelist’s year-long refuge in London is revealed in all its fascinating detail. Running from the law in France, having been prosecuted for attempting to take on the country’s highest powers with his now infamous open letter ‘J’accuse’, this book,…