In Good Reading’s August cover story, author Robyn Harding tells us how her latest novel, The Party, differs radically from the light-hearted chick-lit comedies she is used to writing. As she releases her new novel, The Last Tudor, historical fiction author Philippa Gregory shares with us five surprising facts about 16th-century women of Tudor England. Check out Australian writer Alli Sinclair’s latest novel, Beneath the Parisian Skies, which was inspired by the scandalising Parisian dance company, the Ballet Russes. Discover eight of London’s trendiest independent bookshops in our second extract from Janelle McCulloch’s London Secrets. Find out which books journalist and author Caroline Overington recommends to readers, catch an interview with author of Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo, and as usual, flick through our fiction, non-fiction and kids’ book reviews to find out which books you’ll be burying your nose in this month. Use your Library card to access Good Reading free online.