Arts & Books

11 best Roald Dahl gifts

From whizzpopping toys to dictionaries explaining Gobblefunk, get a present to delight any Dahl devotee 

9 best pencil cases

Encourage kids to get writing this National Stationery Week with the right desk candy 

10 best history books

From Mary Beard on Ancient Rome to tales of Soviet espionage, delve into the past with these recently published works

10 best spy books

Enjoying The Night Manager on BBC? Read the original and other new and reissued tales of sleuthing and intrigue 

10 best feminist books

From reissued classics to new and exciting voices, here are the reads which analyse and celebrate women in society

9 best books on Australia

To mark the National Day, here are the books to give you a deep understanding of the Land Down Under 

10 best young adult books

This year’s tomes for teens don’t shy away from hard-hitting topics. IndyBest brings you the pick of the page-turners

10 best summer reads

From Scandi crime noir to family sagas, we got engrossed in page-turners for your holiday

11 best sports autobiographies

From dealing with pressure on the pitch to overcoming demons in their personal lives, IndyBest finds sports stars whose memoirs pack a punch

8 best apps for writers on iOS

From Apple’s complete word processing software to a mind-mapper for creatives, here's our rundown of clever apps for all writers, students or professionals, to use