Long books are pure indulgence. Set aside precious time, away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, and lose yourself completely in the many, many pages of an epic read. Discovering a book that is worth this kind of commitment is magical – and once you feel confident that it’s a keeper, you can relax deeply into a serious, long-term love affair. You may know you want a big, fat book but what are you looking for in it? Here you will find companions who will make you laugh, share their wisdom, challenge your complacencies, take you into new exciting worlds, even test your limits. This is an occasion when size does matter – girth and volume are all. So don’t rush your choice, browse through the covers, sample the extracts and savour the decision making, knowing you will be spending hours in the company of this hefty tome. And the good news is – even the weakest wrist can tackle an enormous brick of a book thanks to the audio and ebook formats.