Who are the real scroungers? Free-marketeers decry 'big government' yet the City and big business benefit hugely from the state from bailouts to the billions made from privatisation. Socialism does exist in Britain but only for the rich
The Vanilla Fudge Room is from an early draft of Roald Dahl's most famous novel. With new illustrations by Quentin Blake
A bestseller since its first publication, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been adored by generations. Lucy Mangan on the dramatic story behind Roald Dahl's most magical novel. Specially illustrated by Quentin Blake Read a previously unpublished chapter
In Ian McEwan's book The Children Act, a high court judge must decide whether a teenage boy lives or dies. In his own life, the novelist feels mortality pressing in but, he says, he's enjoying himself far too much to slow down just yet
Chapter with more characters and Quentin Blake illustration deemed 'too wild' for British children appears for first time
A passionate account of injustice reveals the lies peddled by our leaders
It took the words from his father's grave and became a No 1 US song for the Teddy Bears, but Phil Spector's 'To Know Him is to Love Him' would belong to Amy Winehouse. So how did this high-school hit find its soul?
Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell is back with another multi-stranded, time-hopping epic, and he is favourite to win the Booker prize