#LoveToRead book clubs celebrate an era of turbulence, bravery and superb storytelling.
Ali Smith, writer, is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.
Sunday morning magazine programme. Presented by Paddy O'Connell.
James Naughtie and novelist Louise Welsh discuss Kidnapped by RL Stevenson
Boris Akunin and Dr Sarah Young discuss Dostoyevsky’s classic novel Crime and Punishment.
Actor Michael Fassbender on his new film, Neel Mukherjee reads Twain's Huckleberry Finn.
Director Sir Richard Eyre on how he was inspired by Angus Calder's book The People's War.
Stephen Daldry on The Crown, novelist Linda Grant, Francesca Simon on The Scarlet Letter.
Artist Tacita Dean on how Marguerite Yourcenar's book Fires changed her life and art.
Rana Mitter presents a special programme exploring Walter Scott's novel Waverley.
Our Loved Boy, Flaming June returns home, Kit de Waal's unread classic, fireworks as art.
Journalist Ben Anderson explains how The Autobiography of Malcolm X inspired him.
Actress Amy Adams on sci-fi film Arrival and composer and conductor John Rutter.
The BBC local radio stations' book clubs are celebrating the greatest show on earth.
BBC Radio 4's books team highlight the titles that are making them excited this year.
Some expert advice to help you become a permanent page-turner.
Quills at the ready! It's time for your Ordinary Wizarding Level on everything Potter.
Try these books if you too are fearless and brave at heart.
Books which celebrate the quiet, unassuming underdogs everywhere.
Books which feature heroines full of courage, determination and intellectual curiosity.
If you’ve a soft spot for animals – mythical or not – here’s some other books to try.
Here are recommendations for good reads if you too love a bit of mischief.
We recommend more books for fans of Austen's seminal novels.
How the cream of Britain's acting talent brought the classic books to life.
Quiz time: Test your Austen knowledge to see if you qualify.
Knowing the difference between breeches, pantaloons and trousers is crucial.
Step into the world of Austen through Art UK's collection.
Use the tools at Mixital to show off your Jane Austen-style writing skills.
How Austen went from family teatime viewing to steamy primetime blockbuster.
Find out what's on TV and Radio around the Austen bicentennial.
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