Certain words and sentences from Harry Potter stories cast a spell on the brain, activating regions that process emotions, research has shown.
Author JK Rowling has revealed that she had offers from two TV firms to bring the crime novel she wrote under a pseudonym to the screen even before she was “outed”.
A first edition of the first Harry Potter book, personally annotated by JK Rowling, has sold for £150,000 at auction.
Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh is revealing an unexpected soft side to one of his most infamous characters.
A list of pop icon David Bowie’s top 100 books has thrown up a surprise Dundee-bred entry the Beano.
Writer Sir Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66, his publishers said.