News that Harper Lee's long-lost novel, Go Set a Watchman, is to be published later this year has got the reading community in a lather.
Saturday is the anniversary of the publication of Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe.
The picture of the novelist toiling over a sentence and hurling scrumpled paper across the room is part of the romance of the art.
In the late 1980s, a boy called James Rebanks sat in school assembly in the Lake District, looking out of the window and wondering what was happening on the hill farm where he lived.
An audio trail of John Buchan's life in the borders is launched in Eastgate Theatre in Peebles tomorrow.
There is a picture of the actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game, the film about the code-breakers at Bletchley Park, that you've probably seen a few times.