Scientists discover link between downturns and an increase in frequency of words of 'emotional malaise'
McQueen confronts what few filmmakers have been prepared to address
Remember the good old days when titles of novels were nothing more than, well, titles, rather than marketing manoeuvres? Wuthering Heights denoted the place where the book was set. The Canterbury Tales were tales told by pilgrims on the way to – yes – Canterbury. Crime and Punishment was about just that. Madame Bovary was the doomed titular figure on which the tragedy was based. King Lear, Hamlet – same deal.
As literary monsterings go, accusing Alan Bennett of being good at fixing washing machines is at the milder end of the scale. But for the celebrated playwright, the allegation of mechanical competence has proved too hard to stomach.
Fans will undoubtedly buy tickets, but let's hope it isn't a massive let-down
Writer had kept his cancer diagnosis private
The Swedish publisher of the late Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Millennium trilogy has hired an author to write a fourth book in the series.
Fifa boss Sepp Blatter is never far away from controversy and he has hit the headlines once again after going to court in his native Switzerland to ban the publication of a book of cartoons.
Book published for capital's famously unfriendly travellers
The near-forgotten classic was rediscovered by booksellers last year
But Liverpool captain is delighted he eventually he stayed at Anfield
The work has become the most expensive printed book in the world
Top pop stars are finding adolescent movies are the way to a huge audience
A collection of inscriptions scribbled in books provides tantalising glimpses of human behaviour, says John Walsh
Witty, warm reflections on life, love and art of fiction