Harriet Castor tells the story of how an unlikely lucky break produced a lovely long-term treasure.
Courttia Newland, Esther Selsdon, Nicola Baldwin, Hugh Stoddart, Mario Petrucci and Marina Benjamin discuss their favourite children's book.
James Sherwood presents a sample of his fashion-related literature, written for both commercial publishers and discerning private clients.
Duncan Forbes explains the significance, and the very long history, of his strange-looking writing talisman.
Caitlin Davies, Nicholas Murray, Vayu Naidu, Sally Kindberg, Sarah Ardizzone, Robin Blake and Ali Knight discuss the books they are currently reading.
Philip Osment describes his literary coming-out from acting to writing, and the need to explore fresh source material as a writer's career progresses.
Sanjida O'Connell unpicks the many threads that tie her to her writing talisman - an abstract landscape painting by an artist she loves.
Steph Swainston describes how an autistic character in one of her novels led her to discover her own Asperger's Syndrome — and explains its writing benefits.