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Writing the book that didn't exist: conversations with great British songwriters

Writing the book that didn't exist: conversations with great British songwriters

Fifteen years ago while in a bookshop on the Charing Cross Road it suddenly occurred to me that I wanted to read about the writing habits of the country's great songwriters. It was a book which did not exist. I clinically guillotined a lifetime of musicianship, shut away my Fender Telecaster, and set out to write the book I most wanted to read. This is a snapshot of what I learnt while writing Isle of Noises.

The best personal ads ever. EVER.

The best personal ads ever. EVER.

These really need no introduction, other than to say they are a compendium of the oh-so-carefully crafted personal ads from the London Review of Books and far more entertaining than match.com.

Bridget Jones is back!

Bridget Jones is back!

Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason have been central to most of our lives here at Picador (well, the women amongst us, at least), so we're thrilled to be able to reveal these brand new book covers for those classic books.

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