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Essay: Beatrix Potter- The author who invented character merchandising

On the 157th birth anniversary of the author today, a look at the enduring appeal of her books and at her genius for marketing her work

Author and illustrator Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866-22 December 1943) (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 04:22 PM IST
ByTeja Lele

The unbearable heaviness of Kundera's insights

Milan Kundera's characters seldom display a sense of unity. They are products of a time when guilt and excess are not individual but have a collective dimension

Kundera, who died on July 11 aged 94, barely offered his readers clues about the characters in his novels.(AFP)
Published on Jul 14, 2023 10:09 PM IST

On a drinking safari through literary London

An unusual walking tour that includes talks and performances, the London Literary Pub Crawl explores the favoured watering holes of the city’s famous writers

The Sherlock Holmes pub in St James’s, London (Breznay Andras/Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Jul 12, 2023 06:36 PM IST
ByTeja Lele

Book Box: The beginner's guide to audiobooks

Six reasons why you should listen to audiobooks, with audiobook recommendations for every mood. Also meet Sagar Arya, the voice behind The Satanic Verses, the Amish series and others. 

Published on Jun 19, 2022 03:33 PM IST

Book Box | World Book Day: Literature from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and India 

On World Book Day, we understand the world through some of its greatest minds.

Red Notice is a mesmerising story. 
Updated on Apr 23, 2022 12:28 PM IST
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