Hesperus Press have started reissuing favourite children’s classics from the 19th and 20th centuries, in beautifully designed paperbacks with charming illustrations. For those of us who grew up on a diet of Frances Hodgson Burnett and E Nesbit, this is excellent news indeed and is introducing me to authors of a similar ilk who I never tried as a child. I’m currently devouring The Runaways by Elizabeth Goudge; lovely escapism for a rainy day. – Rachel