I’m delighted that Meghan Markle has decided to stop causing controversy and embark on the more sedate pursuit of a literary career

The Famous Five react to Auntie Enid’s cancellation

A beautiful book, but a fairly orthodox biography of the Hon. Stephen “Tommy” Tomlin

Small local publishers are putting out the brightest and best new work

Jeremy Black’s ominous murder mystery round-up for the early summer

Deeper data shafts just produce useless piles of waste

As the winner of the International Booker Prize is due to be announced today, ASH Smyth talks to poet, translator and judge on this year’s panel, George Szirtes

On the merits of celebrity authors and literary book prizes

John Self on debut novels that provide an insight into publishing in Britain

From psychological character studies to witty and fast-paced detective novels, Jeremy Black rounds up the best crime fiction for late Spring