Author(s): Becky Gardiner
2014 will be remembered as one of the most extraordinary in the Guardian's history as the paper scooped a host of awards including the Pulitzer Prize. What is the secret of its success? Quite simply, from its hard-hitting investigations to its razor-sharp political sketches, its outspoken opinion pieces to its insightful sports coverage, the Guardian provides a platform for some of the finest reporters and commentators in the business. But, as regular readers of the paper will know, the Guardian is as much loved for its quirky wit, wilful contrariness and lively impertinence as it is for its heavyweight journalism. Here then, The Bedside Guardian brings together all the best pieces from the previous year - both intellectually challenging and unashamedly frivolous - in a comprehensive collection as eclectic and addictive as the paper itself.
I have very much enjoyed dipping into The Bedside Guardian, which has a wide range of articles from The Guardian, covering a wide range of events and commentary from 2014. The book is arranged in chronological order and divided into seasons, but I have chosen to ‘dip in’ rather that read cover-to-cover. It is an excellent collection of well-written, observant and entertaining articles. - Sarah
The very best writing and photography from the Guardian in 2014.
Becky Gardiner joined the Guardian as Women's Editor in 1998. Since then, she has edited Education, Family (which she launched), G2 and most recently Comment.