15 Nov 2017 Medium america city 250

Radio 2 Book Club: America City


America, one century on: a warmer climate is causing vast movements of people. Droughts, floods and hurricanes force entire populations to simply abandon their homes. Tensions are mounting between north and south, and some northern states are threatening to close their borders against homeless fellow-Americans from the south. Against this backdrop, an ambitious young British-born publicist, Holly Peacock, meets a new client, the charismatic Senator Slaymaker, a politician whose sole mission... Read more »

31 Oct 2017 Medium the house 250

Radio 2 Book Club: The House


The House by Simon Lelic will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 13 November. Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it. So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake. Because someone has just been murdered. Right outside their back door. And now the police are watching them… Read more »

19 Oct 2017 Medium the silent companions 250

Radio 2 Book Club: The Silent Companions


The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 30 October. Read more »

18 Oct 2017 Medium winner graphic

Lincoln in the Bardo wins 2017 Man Booker Prize


On Tuesday 17 October, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders was announced as the winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Lincoln in the Bardo is the first full-length novel from George Saunders, internationally renowned short story writer. Read more »

17 Oct 2017 Medium autumn 250

Drake the Bookshop on Autumn


Six reading groups shadowed the Man Booker Prize this year. Each group read and reviewed one of the shortlisted titles. Here, we focus on Autumn by Ali Smith. Read more »