Socialism for the rich Socialism for the rich

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

August 29, 2014, 14:30
A previously unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory A previously unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Vanilla Fudge Room is from an early draft of Roald Dahl's most famous novel. With new illustrations by Quentin Blake

August 30, 2014, 8:05
Bookless library opened by new US university Bookless library opened by new US university

Florida Polytechnic University's enormous facility promises to make 'many more books available for the students' in digital form

August 29, 2014, 13:42
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at 50 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at 50

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 Specially illustrated by Quentin Blake Read a previously unpublished chapter

August 30, 2014, 8:00
Ian McEwan: 'I'm only 66 my notebook is still full of ideas' Ian McEwan: 'I'm only 66  my notebook is still full of ideas'

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

yesterday, 8:00
Could Mr Darcy afford a stately home today? Could Mr Darcy afford a stately home today?

We calculate the modern-day fortunes of Jane Austen's fictional heroes

August 29, 2014, 16:51
Lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory published Lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory published

Chapter with more characters and Quentin Blake illustration deemed 'too wild' for British children appears for first time

August 29, 2014, 23:25
The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It review Owen Jones's biting critique of the elite The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It review  Owen Jones's biting critique of the elite

A passionate account of injustice reveals the lies peddled by our leaders

today, 10:00
How Amy Winehouse made 'To Know Him is to Love Him' her own How Amy Winehouse made 'To Know Him is to Love Him' her own

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?

August 29, 2014, 16:00
David Mitchell: 'I've been calling The Bone Clocks my midlife crisis novel' David Mitchell: 'I've been calling The Bone Clocks my midlife crisis novel'

Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell is back with another multi-stranded, time-hopping epic, and he is favourite to win the Booker prize

August 30, 2014, 9:30