A journey across a frozen planet
'Arctic Dreams changed the course of my life' Robert MacFarlane. In our classic recommend feature we discuss Barry Lopez's mesmeric journey, also mentioned on BBC Radio 4's A Good Read. Read more.
'The purpose of translation is to set a play free. This is just what Robin Robertson does. In his lucid, free-running verse, Medea's power is released into the world, fresh and appalling, in words that seem spoken for the first time.' Anne Enright reviews forward Prize-winning poet Robin Roberston's bold new translation of the Bacchae.
A World of Stories
Our World of Stories website is for young readers of our Children's Classics. Visit to discover new ideas on what to read next, to play games, take quizzes and find out more about the creation of some of our best loved stories.