Chapter 1: Read and Enjoy
The Brooklyn Bridge stretches across the East River in New York and connects the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Completed in 1883, it was by far the longest suspension bridge ever built until then, with a span of 1825 meters.
This lithograph is from 1930 and is the work of Louis Lozowick, a Ukrainian-American artist who specialized in urban landscapes.
World Book Club
Every month BBC brodcasts a discussion with an internationally acclaimed author about one of their best-known books.
World Book Club - author interviews
Afternoon reading (BBC Audio)
Interactives: What is literature?
To cut a long story short (The Guardian)
East of the Web: short stories