A peek at what's coming up in the Independent this week.

A quick recap of the books we’ve spotlighted in the past few days.

Beyond The Book

Need a last-minute present for the literary tots in your life? Check out these 10 titles. They’re very different from one another, but they’re all interesting. Just like kids!

Author Q&A

The author talks about setting, believable characters, and things that go bump in the night.

Book Blog

...and how not to make them.

A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

Beyond The Book

From novels and memoirs to cookbooks and short stories, 2014 was an embarrassment of riches for readers. And in case you weren’t aware, books are the perfect shape for mile-high stacking under the tree. Here are 10 of the year’s best.

Author Q&A

Have you ever spent time in a haunted house? Maybe you’re the only one who can hear the ghosts.