“There is no money, and the Bredins can’t afford to divorce.” The first four words opening my new novel, The Lie of the Land, come from a famous note left by a Minister in the last Labour government to the...

“All must have prizes” declare those who watch the annual round of prizes – but while this seems true for some, it certainly isn’t that case for most. Prizes are the signs by which an outstanding author is supposed to...