Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

50 pieces of wisdom from novels

Everyday life is a perilous vortex of confusing decisions, moral dilemmas and social quandaries. Without any useful advice, it can all seem a bit too much to bear.

While we've already explored the fountain of wisdom which exists in the world of film, it's time to scour the library for some inspirational tidbits from those smart author types.

Read. Digest. Laminate.



Win £1300 of pure tech


100 pieces of advice from movies


The 50 coolest books ever



Handy video reveals how to win at noughts and crosses

30 Nov 2015

Feel the hype with these retro Star Wars posters

30 Nov 2015

All the amputations in Star Wars make it look a much darker saga

A dark side indeed

30 Nov 2015

Peter Jackson to direct a Doctor Who episode?

30 Nov 2015

The ShortListen: Adam French (no. 209)

Stirring stuff from new Congleton singer-songwriter by Dave Fawbert

30 Nov 2015

10 underrated novels from great authors

by Joe Ellison

30 Nov 2015

Ridley Scott wants to make three more Alien prequel films

27 Nov 2015

These are apparently the 10 funniest jokes in the world

Absolute zingers

27 Nov 2015

Jonathan Ross talks about his incredible career

ShortList's Greatest presenter reveals his secrets by Ralph Jones

27 Nov 2015

The ShortListen: Palace Winter (no. 208)

New video from Smiths-esque Danish/Aussie duo by Dave Fawbert

27 Nov 2015