The Complete ‘Doctor Who’ Library: 12 Must-Own Books

Doctor Who isn’t just about special effects, prosthetics and running down corridors. It’s also about ideas, and there are very few ways to make ideas explode in the mind that can match reading.

Bridget Jones Gets a Date: Third Novel Set for Stateside Release

Singletons everywhere, and even married ones who are fans of Bridget Jones, can rejoice. Publisher Alfred A.

Cover Story: ‘Bell Jar’ Reprint Artwork Generates Furor – and Parodies

You can’t judge a book by its cover, goes the old saying, but in a new literary row in the UK, people are judging a cover by its book – and, for many, the cover is coming up short.

Author Helen Fielding is V. Hard at Work on a New Bridget Jones Book

Singletons and other Bridget Jones fans can rejoice. Author Helen Fielding has announced that she’s hard at work on a third novel featuring her wildly popular, beguilingly insecure, diary-scribbling British heroine.

Dracula: Bram Stoker’s Very Anglo-Irish Bloodsucker

When someone mentions Dracula, chances are you picture a dark-haired, black-caped, mysterious gent who hails from Transylvania and sounds like Bela Lugosi. Of course Dracula now belongs to the world, but did you know that he’s really …

Five Ways You Can Celebrate Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday

“We meet on this day,” Charles Dickens said in a speech marking the tricentennial anniversary of William Shakespeare‘s birth, “to celebrate the birthday of a vast army of living men and women who will live for ever …

Royal Roundup: Did Prince Harry Risk Losing an Ear to Frostbite?

Just one month before his brother’s wedding, while Prince Harry was on a trek in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates, the Arctic, he reportedly almost lost an ear to frostbite.

Novelist Howard Jacobson: Make ‘Em Laugh

Howard Jacobson says that serious novels should be funny.

“The novel is about making you laugh,” the Man Booker Prize winner told the PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown on his blog Art Beat. Jacobson is currently promoting the American publication of his 1999 novel, The …

Oddest Book Title Award Goes to Dentist Who Learns from Genghis Khan

Sure, awards are supposed to honor the best. And then there are the awards that spring up in reaction, the ones that hand out citations to mark the ignominy of the worst.

Today’s UK Twitter Trends (Mar. 4): Kolo Toure, Alan Bennett

What's trending on Twitter in the UK today? Soccer star Kolo Touré is under suspension after failing a drug test, and playwright Alan Bennett delivers spirited remarks in support of Britain's libraries.