Childhood treats from the page to the plate

Where to find the fondly-remembered food from classic children’s books

Philip K Dick: Five of his best books

The author who inspired Blade Runner wrote with an extraordinary prescience about the future

The Man Booker Prize’s biggest turkeys (and other stories)

Not all the winners of the prestigious literature award have stood the test of time

a type writer and screwed up paper

The British short story needs saving

This grand literary tradition is being killed off by vapid competitions

Why Enid Blyton is still the queen of children’s books

75 years on from the first Famous Five story, the appeal of these old fashioned adventures shows no sign of abating

Be warned, your webcam is watching you

Cyber criminals are turning our computers and mobile phones against us in increasingly sinister ways

Valentine’s Day presents that actually convey true love

Buy these presents for your beloved and your dignity will remain fully intact

Books to get you through winter

A literary selection that will banish the winter blues

The Spectator’s mischievous history

Marcus Berkmann went behind the scenes at Old Queen Street to piece together The Spectator Book of Wit, Humour and Mischief

Five of the best sports books of all time

A selection of five of the best ever sporting tomes

Does the National Trust need to preserve Agatha Christie’s home for the nation?

Britain would benefit far more if Greenway, and a number of other buildings, was given a blue plaque and sold off

Crime fiction is finally getting the critical respect it deserves

Could a crime novel triumph for the second year in a row at the Man Booker Prize?

Five reasons why the Jack Reacher novels are brilliant

Stav Sherez explains why Lee Child’s creation is worthy of critical respect and picks out five must-read Reacher novels