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Here's where you'll find all the extras — Q&As with your favourite authors, essays from your other favourites, and maybe even the occasional blog post from a staff member.

So if you want to know what makes your favourite author tick, or what they listen to while they're writing, or how they researched their latest masterpiece, check here first.

If you're looking for something by a specific author, or about a specific book, you can find them on their respective pages, or use our handy search tool.

Enjoy!

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Juliet’s Emoji-To recipe from Shakespeare, Not Stirred

12 November 2015

A twist on the classic Mojito, from Shakespeare, Not Stirred: cocktails…

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Lady Macbeth’s G-Spot recipe from Shakespeare, Not Stirred

28 October 2015

A whisky-based cocktail for all you ambitious mistresses of the house,…

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Queen Elizabeth’s “Virgin” Colada recipe from Shakespeare, Not Stirred

22 October 2015

A piña colada with an Elizabethan twist, from Shakespeare, Not Stirred:…

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A letter to my future self: on being a new father

23 September 2015

I like the baby’s face in the morning, more than maybe anything I have…

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Q&A with Lynne Olson

21 September 2015

A Q&A with Lynne Olson, author of Citizens of London

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Reclaiming lost art treasures stolen by the Nazis

14 August 2015

Searle was an extremely rich man who bought a painting without…

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Joel Bourne’s shopping cart

1 July 2015

At almost every talk I give on the global food crisis, someone usually…

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Q&A with Tatiana Salem Levy

29 June 2015

Tatiana Salem Levy on the fascinating background to her novel, The…

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Q&A with Bryan Denson

11 June 2015

Scribe staff ask Bryan Denson about writing The Spy's Son.

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Stay curious

11 June 2015

The secret skill that will help you change your sex life.

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Unexpected passions: Samer Nashef on crosswords

27 May 2015

'It was always very hard, very witty and a joy to solve. I was…

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Make your own lava lamp with Jack Andraka

22 May 2015

Teenage scientist Jack Andraka teaches us to make a lava lamp out of…

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