The Oxford Book of Parodies

Former TLS editor John Gross offers a rich compendium of an underrated genre. From Beowulf to Harry Potter, no literary monument is left unscathed. A fun, surprisingly illuminating take on literary history.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.