Joshua Ferris webchat – as it happened

Flossing and philosophy combine in Joshua Ferris’s latest novel about an angst-ridden dentist, the Booker-shortlisted To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. The author was online for our third Man Booker webchat to reply to your questions: from flossing to writing in Italian malls – read all his answers here

The best pirate themed books

Avast, me beauties, as the Book Doctor whistles to her parrot and rounds up the most brilliant books to fire up a wannabe pirate’s imagination