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Old Peculier 2018 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of The Year Longlist

Now in its 14th year, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award was created to celebrate the very best in crime fiction and is open to UK and Irish crime authors whose novels were published in paperback from 1 May 2017 to 30 April 2018

Fantastic Fiction Fantastic Fiction

Information on 25000 bestselling authors and their latest books.


Read Regional Read Regional


From March to June each year, the annual Read Regional campaign celebrates selected new books from the North of England.

At libraries and literary festivals across the North, authors take part in events where you can hear about their writing and talk to them about their work. 

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Who Else Writes Like...? Who Else Writes Like...?

Answers the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?"

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Whichbook Whichbook


A new way of choosing what book to read next.

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