A Book-to-Film Production

The Golden Globes have been awarded, the Oscars and BAFTA nominations are in and we can't help but notice a lot of books have made it onto the red carpet this year. Here's a round-up of book adaptations nominated this season. Read more


With the release of Reese Witherspoon's new film in cinemas today, we bring you this extract from the book that inspired the film, Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Read more

It’s Man V Fat

Andrew Shanahan, author of Man V Fat: The Weight Loss Manual, offers up five tips for weight loss that actually work. Read more

“I am writing this book to share the sum of a life.” Kate Gross

After a two-year battle with cancer, Kate Gross died peacefully at home on Christmas morning. Denied the chance to "bore her children and grandchildren with stories when she became fat and old", she offers her thoughts on how to live, the wonders found in the everyday and how to fill your life with hope and joy, even in the face of tragedy. Here, she introduces her moving memoir, Late Fragments. Read more
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Costa Book Awards 2014 winners announced

Ali Smith, Emma Healey and Helen Macdonald are among this year's Costa Book Award winners, who will go on to compete for the overall Costa Book of the Year. Plus, a chance for Waterstones Cardholders to win the entire Costa Book Awards 2014 shortlist. Read more

Non-fiction Book of the Month: Happiness by Design

We all want a little happiness in our lives and quite often it feels like everything seems to be working out for everyone else but you. Our Non-fiction Book of the Month, Happiness by Design by Paul Dolan, shows us how to actively re-design our immediate environment and incorporate the most recent research findings into our everyday lives. Read the first chapter here. Read more

Review of the Year 2014: Part Three

In the third part of our round-up of the year, we take a look at the highlights from September through to December and prepare to turn the page on an excellent 2014. Here’s to leaping into the unknown and dusting off our bookshelves for a new year of brilliant books. Read more

Review of the Year 2014: Part Two

In the second part of our round-up of the year, authors battled it out in the Ultimate Writer contest, the Tour de France came to Yorkshire and ice-buckets splashed over the heads of our favourite writers. It was a truly spectacular summer. Let's take a look at the booky highlights from May through to August 2014. Read more

Around the table at Christmas

What do U2 and turkey have in common? Mina Holland, author of The Edible Atlas: Around the World in Thirty-Nine Cuisines, contemplates the traditional Christmas dinner and how, no matter where we are in the world or which cuisine adorns our table, we all share in one very important Christmas tradition. Read more

In conversation: The Art of John Alvin

John Alvin's movie poster art is among the most iconic of the last 40 years, from Disney films to The Goonies, ET, Jurassic Park and Star Wars. Matthew O'Donoghue caught up with Andrea Alvin to discuss John's iconic movie art and the stunning new collection, The Art of John AlvinRead more

Read The Zimzum of Love

Kristen Bell and Rob Bell explain the meaning of the 'zimzum' of marriage in pictures, in this extract from their book, The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage.

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