Horrible Histories creator Terry Deary is on a thrilling ticket to ride, women’s poems take centre stage, and classic book characters spring to life in an exciting round-up of autumn books for young readers.
Trickery, duplicity, blackmail, and ‘collaboration horizontale’ are some of the themes explored in the latest, thought-provoking instalment in acclaimed American author James R. Benn’s popular wartime mystery series.
Television drama seems to be going through a golden period at the moment – in the last couple of years we have had Line of Duty, Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, Peaky Blinders, Mindhunter, Fargo.
In the slick-paced, tough-talking, hard-hitting novel Poughkeepsie Shuffle, the lure of money and power draws a fresh-out-of-prison car thief back to a life of crime and caught up in a violent and bloody gun-running operation.
Alexandra Mountbatten has always prided herself on being sensible and practical but when she accidentally collides with the disconcertingly handsome Chase Reynaud in a London bookshop, her heart turns over in the most uncharacteristic way.
With a feather in his cap for the much-loved Outlaw Chronicles starring a gangster-style Robin Hood, Angus Donald fast forwards several centuries for an exhilarating new adventure series set at the duplicitous court of King Charles II.
Award-winning screenwriter Nick Leather has written a drama about the 1993 IRA bomb attack on Warrington and its impact on two families. He told Philip Cunnington why we shouldn’t forget the events of 25 years ago