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Listen to all of Peter Benchley's Jaws in one sitting with Online First.
Short story series by Jon McGregor set in the Peak District.
The fiction podcast featuring the best stories from the UK's finest writers
To celebrate the arrival of Jaws! Try our quiz about enormous Hollywood beasties.
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A selection of the most influential second novels
Reservoir 13 tells the story of a disappearance from the perspective of a rural community
In this animation Claudia Hammond explains that while we're scared, we're also learning.
Preview: Simon Russell Beale reads La Belle Sauvage, which returns to Lyra's Oxford.
Owen Teale reads a terrifying moment from academy award-winning horror story The Omen.
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