Dr Sarah Dillon offers insights into what makes great passages from literature work
The virtues of reading forensically, a discussion with Mariella Frostrup and Tessa Hadley
Subtle shifts bring hope to a doomed marriage in Elizabeth Bowen's novel A World of Love.
Ian McEwan's tension building techniques used in the opening scene of Enduring Love.
How Katharine Mansfield reveals her protagonist's latent snobbery in 'The Garden Party'.
How Aldous Huxley foregrounds the theme of A Brave New World by repeating certain words.
How Pat Barker uses pronouns to reinforce the key themes in her novel Regeneration.
How Muriel Spark's use of rhetoric works to mislead the reader.
Cold Comfort Farm - what are the ingredients that make a funny book?
How JM Coetzee narrates the disturbing rape scene in his 1999 novel Disgrace.
Raymond Chandler's hard boiled detective fiction
The unique qualities of Toni Morrison's writing in her great novel Beloved.