Related to: 'World Book Night 2013'

Extract

GOLD by Chris Cleave

Read an excerpt of Chris Cleave's GOLD.

Chapter One

COME SUNDAY, by Isla Morley

Read the first chapter of Isla Morley's COME SUNDAY.

Chapter One: A Morning in Vermillion

SHADES OF GREY, by Jasper Fforde

Read the first chapter of Jasper Fforde's brilliant SHADES OF GREY.

Chapter One

UNEXPECTED LESSONS IN LOVE, by Bernardine Bishop

Read the first chapter of Bernardine Bishop's new book, UNEXPECTED LESSONS IN LOVE, published by John Murray in January 2013.

Chapter One

BROKEN HARBOUR, by Tana French

Read the first chapter of Tana French's newest novel, BROKEN HARBOUR.

Chapter One

A MOST WANTED MAN, by John le Carré

Read the first chapter of John le Carré's A MOST WANTED MAN.

Chapter One: The Rules of Play

EDGE by Jeffery Deaver

Read the first chapter of Jeffery Deaver's 2010 thriller, EDGE.

Extract

GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT LOUD, by Emma Henderson

Read an excerpt of Emma Henderson's GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT ALL, shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2011.

Members of the Hodder team on David Mitchell's brilliant novel

The Week of a Thousand Autumns

Over the course of a week, various members of the Hodder team write about their experience with David Mitchell's THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET.

Chapter One

RIVER OF SMOKE, by Amitav Ghosh

Read the first chapter of Amitav Ghosh's RIVER OF SMOKE, the second book of his Ibis trilogy.

Chapter I

THE ROUNDABOUT MAN, by Clare Morrall

Read the first chapter of Clare Morrall's THE ROUNDABOUT MAN.

16 Hilarious Dating Profiles of Famous Fictional Characters

Chapter One

THE LIFE OF AN UNKNOWN MAN, by Andreï Makine

Read the first chapter of Andreï Makine's THE LIFE OF AN UNKNOWN MAN.

Chapter One: Fellow Travellers

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB, by James Bowen

Read the first chapter of James Bowen's inspiring A STREET CAT NAMED BOB.

Chapter One

LUCKY BUNNY, by Jill Dawson

Read the first chapter of Jill Dawson's LUCKY BUNNY.

Chapter One

TEN WEEKS IN AFRICA, by JM Shaw

Read the first chapter of JM Shaw's TEN WEEKS IN AFRICA.

Chapter One: A Faraway Land

A LONG LONG TIME AGO AND ESSENTIALLY TRUE, by Brigid Pasulka

Read the first chapter of Brigid Pasulka's A LONG LONG TIME AGO AND ESSENTIALLY TRUE.

Chapter One

THE MAN WHO DISAPPEARED, by Clare Morrall

Read the first chapter of Sceptre author Clare Morrall's THE MAN WHO DISAPPEARED.

By Rebecca Mascull

THE VISITORS AND DEAF-BLINDNESS

Author Rebecca Mascull on her fascination with deaf-blindness, and the people who opened her eyes to a whole new world and inspired her book THE VISITORS.

Prologue

GLASS GEISHAS, by Susanna Quinn

Read the prologue to Susanna Quinn's GLASS GEISHAS.