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In conversation: Rick Yancey

Rick Yancey found tremendous success with his alien invasion novel The Fifth Wave, but - as he reveals in this interview to mark the publication of the second book in the series, The Infinite Sea, he came to write YA by accident. Read more
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Where’s Spot?

Spot is on holiday! If you can work out where everyone's favourite adventurous pup is form the postcard he's sent us there are prizes to be won! Read more
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Meet the Man Booker Shortlist: Joshua Ferris

In the lead up to this year's Man Booker Prize announcements we'll be sharing brief interviews with the shortlisted authors - starting today with Joshua Ferris who has been nominated for his novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. Read more
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In conversation: Andrew Marr

Broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr has already seen a tremendous amount of success for his informative and tremendously readable histories, but with Head of State he has written his first novel. Why, and what can we expect? Read more
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Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Happy Roald Dahl Day! There's all sorts going on to celebrate, and our friends at Puffin have put together this rather marvellous quiz to help you discover which Roald Dahl character you are... Read more
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The Big Book Season: 28th August

Thursday 28th August. A day like any other. Or is it? Today is the first of a flurry of big book publishing days. Read on for our round-up of the best new books hitting the shelves today. Read more
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Books you love: 6th – 13th August

You lovely people - you've written over 100,000 reviews on Waterstones.com! To show our appreciation, and because so many of them are too good to miss, we're rewarding the best review we receive each week. Read more
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A Puffin Book Quiz

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Our Week in Books Quiz has been taken over by Puffins! How tall is a Borrower? Which rabbit had premonitions in Watership Down? This and more in A Puffin Book Quiz!

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What’s eating Darren Shan?

With the latest in his deliciously deadly Zom-B series out this week, we speak to master of horror Darren Shan about the story so far - and where he's taking us next. Read more
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A Tour de France reading list

With the Leeds to Harrogate leg of the Tour de France marking the start of the greatest race on two wheels this Saturday, we wanted to bring you our selection of the best bike books about. Read more
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Ultimate Writer: The rise to glory

The final battle is drawing ever closer now, and as our two survivors Neil Gaiman and Stephen King make their way towards each other though the literary universe to meet in a cosmic and terrifying clash of words, we take a look at just how they got here. Read more