The youngest members of the family will find a wealth of fun-to-read publications in the British Council Digital Library. Don’t miss “Kid Normal”, a hilarious adventure series created by popular British radio presenters Greg James and Chris Smith or the long list of books by famous author, actor and television presenter David Walliams, translated into more than 55 languages and with more than 40 million copies sold worldwide.
Contents for young adults include some of the greatest landmarks in British literature. The Bloody Chamber, a deliciously dark collection of stories each of which turns a fairy tale on its head by novelist and journalist Angela Carter, or a selection of books by the master of fantasy and cult writer Neil Gaiman were among our recommendations for the year.
The choice on offer for adults is also immense and covers genres past and present. Outstanding voices in British contemporary writing such as award-winning author Kamila Shamsie whose novel "Home Fire" deals with family loyalty, the manipulative power of sexuality and the place of Muslims in a world that looks at them with suspicion, or Naomi Alderman and her powerful feminist science fiction novel “Power”, named book of the year by The Guardian newspaper.