Burning is an art.

The Book of Joan

Lidia Yuknavitch

Drive cover

An extract from the audiobook of the New York Times bestseller, read by the author. Daniel H. Pink’s Drive shows that our intuitive notions of how to motivate others – and ourselves – can be very wrong.

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Dragon's Green cover

An extract from the audiobook of Dragon’s Green by Scarlett Thomas, the first in the thrilling and magical Worldquake Sequence. From the audiobook read by Roger Allam.

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Thanks for the dance / It was hell, it was swell, it was fun / Thanks for all the dances / One two three, one two three one

The Flame

Leonard Cohen

If a friend lets you down – perhaps by moving away for work and not answering your texts any more – you can take revenge by organising a reunion and slipping a fast-acting laxative into their pasta.

Vladimir Putin: Life Coach

Rob Sears