Mary was a little bit taller than the other girls her age and had brownish crinkly hair. She was quite thin, because she didn't always have exactly enough to eat. She liked honey and whistling and the colour blue and finding out.

Canongate

Simon Garfield talks at Ideacity about the importance of letter writing in our current technology driven era, unpacks famous love letters and why they are important historically.

Undere the Skin – the official film trailer.

humans are mysterious, even to themselves, and it is this mystery that keeps them going. It is the mystery that makes love possible.

Humans: An A-Z

Matt Haig

Rupert Everett performance

If I had my life to live over again, I would form the habit of nightly composing myself to thoughts of death. I would practice, as it were, the remembrance of death.

Memento Mori

Muriel Spark

Colin Firth introduces The People Speak

Watch Catherine Chanter talking about her debut novel The Well

She wasn't a person to whom things happen. She did all the happenings.

Aiding and Abetting

Muriel Spark

Celia Imrie performance