Letters Live is a series of events where remarkable letters are read by a diverse array of outstanding performers. On 4th December 201 an incredible line up took to the newly opened Alexandra Palace Theatre stage: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joely Richardson, Alison Steadman, Louise Brealey, Celia Imrie, Clarke Peters, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jordan Stephens, Simon Callow and Paul Ryan, with musical performances from Tom Odell. The night was in aid of Crisis at Christmas, ensuring homeless people across the country have a place to go and a meal to eat this Christmas.

We made a little pal who prints you a present. Giftbot dispenses prose, poetry, comics and art at the push of a button. If you’re near The Edinburgh Bookshop any time during December drop in and it might give you something by David Shrigley, Lemn Sissay, Jeanette Winterson, Matt Haig, Rebecca Solnit, Richard Holloway, Tom Gauld, or even a SPECIALLY WRITTEN Jess Kidd short story!

Here is the very start of the very special, brand new audio edition of The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig, read by none other than Olivia Colman! And for every copy sold of this exclusive edition, we’re donating 50p to Unicef UK. Get it at Audible!

(The video’s animated with illustrations from the book by Chris Mould!)