Bookclub: April book of the month is a hybrid of memoir, nature writing and biography. Author Helen MacDonald fell in love with hawks as a young girl and following the sudden death of her father, she decided to train a goshawk, famous for its tricky nature. This is a remarkable book about death, love, memory, landscape and human frailty. Read the book and join Helen for a webchat on Wednesday 30 April, 9-10pm.
"Do I want to be a writer? Do I want to write? It sometimes takes people a long time to understand the difference." Kazuo Ishiguro, author of our March Book Of The Month: The Buried Giant and the Booker Award-winning Remains Of The Day, recently joined us for a webchat to discuss his work.
Our featured debut author Michael Christie shares his tips for budding authors. If you're waiting to unleash your own story, read the top tips from other debut authors who have been featured on Mumsnet.
Guardian columnist and author Zoe Williams joined us for a webchat to discuss her latest book, Get It Together. She also shared her thoughts on Nigel Farage, Russell Brand and the Labour Party's pink buses.
Henry Miller said "When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise". To celebrate the beginning of the new season we’ve put together a list of our favourite books for both adults and children set in the City of Light.
The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories - ten stories chosen from 600 entries by a panel chaired by former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne - is out NOW. We've 25 free copies up for grabs - find out more.
Jessie Burton joined us to answer your questions about her debut novel, The Miniaturist. During the webchat she talked about 17th Century merchant life, the dolls house that inspired the novel and the 17 drafts she penned before settling on the final manuscript.
Top Bananas! is Mumsnet's first cook book and it's loaded with 120 tried-and-tested recipes (by Mumsnetters), there's breakfasts, Sunday lunches, cooking with kids and heaps more. Interested? Watch the video for our three-minute sponge cake!
Did you know that in addition to the vast repository of wisdom that is Mumsnet Talk, you can also get some of the best bits in book form? Find out more about our Mumsnet guides, including the Book of Bedtime Stories written by Mumsnetters.
If Goodnight Moon was the last book you finished and your brain is starting to atrophy, it's high time you joined Mumsnet book club. Brain-stimulating banter guaranteed. And free copies of our chosen books up for grabs, too.