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Here are three books that are as iconic to Britain as Buckingham Palace, the London Underground and wet weather. With the self-assured swagger of Fleming’s 007, these three ‘Best of the Brits’ will leave you gleefully shaken, not stirred.

Every now and then a debut thriller comes along that captures the attention of readers the world over. I AM PILGRIM by Terry Hayes is such a book.

Everyone’s favourite entrepreneur is back! Sir Richard Branson’s new book, THE VIRGIN WAY is out now. Here’s Richard’s top 4 tips for smart decision making.

Here's our guide to holding your own Nicole Alexander Book Club.

Nicole Alexander, the 'heart of Australian storytelling', takes us on a captivating journey from the American Wild West to the wilds of outback Queensland, from the Civil War to the Great Depression, in an epic novel tracing one powerful but divided family. THE GREAT PLAINS is our Book of the Month.

Truth may be stranger than fiction but sometimes it's better than your wildest dreams. Deliciously funny, honest and beyond romantic, SEVEN LETTERS FROM PARIS is the perfect feel-good gift for any woman with a heartbeat.

In spring the weather gets warmer, the flowers are blooming and the sky seems bluer than ever. After spending the last three months reading inside beside the fire or under a warm blanket, we can’t help but be excited to lie on the grass and bask in the sun with a good book. Bounce out of winter with our pick of ten great Spring reads!

We are delighted with the news that the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist features seven Penguin Random House authors, including recent Man Booker Prize winner, Richard Flanagan.

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2014, THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH by Richard Flanagan is a novel of the cruelty of war, and tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love. Take a look at the Reading Group Questions.

We are thrilled by the wonderful news that Richard Flanagan’s novel, THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH, has been named winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize. We are absolutely delighted for Richard for this most-deserved honour, recognition of a novel, by his own admission, 12 years in the making.