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Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated

With Bank Holiday weekend on the horizon, it's time to get stuck in to that great British tradition of "sorting out the garden". We thought we'd offer you a little inspiration, courtesy of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, as we take a look at his garden at Highgrove. Plus, there's a chance to win yourself a Champagne Tea Tour of the estate. Read more
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What we’re reading: 16th April, 2014

Our booksellers share some of their favourite books of the moment...
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What we’re reading: 10th April, 2014

Our booksellers share some of their favourite books of the moment...
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My top 5 books on Italy

Travellers have always been thrilled by the sight of citrus in Italy, where dark leaves and bright fruit seem to charge the landscape, making the trees symbols of a sun-soaked, poetic vision of the country. Citrus also holds a special place in the Italian imagination, and in The Land Where Lemons Grow, Helena Attlee sets out to explore its curious past and its enduring resonance in Italian culture. Here she takes us through some of her favourite books on Italy. Read more
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Read Creativity Inc.

President and founder of Pixar Animation Ed Catmull has written an inspirational business book like no other. Read the book's introduction for a flavour of what you can expect... Read more
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What we’re reading: 1st April, 2014

Our booksellers share some of their favourite books of the moment...
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Films you didn’t know were based on books

It’s no secret that Hollywood constantly takes ideas from the book industry (as our Oxford Street store pointed out during the Oscars) but there are plenty of adaptations that are nowhere near as high-profile as their award-nominated brethren. Did you know that Shrek and Who Framed Roger Rabbit were originally books? And about Alfred Hitchcock’s predilection for putting words to the screen? If you didn’t, and anyone who said they did is lying, here are some film adaptations that began started off as the finer medium in life. Read more
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Mother’s Day

It's Mother's Day! So it's time to get some flowers! Or chocolates! Or perfume! Or all the other things that every mum in the world likes! Because women like flowers and men like football and there's no room for anybody in between. But, on the million to one chance that your mother, or any other woman in your life, has an interest in history or politics or music or all those other topics that everybody knows only interest men, we've put together a selection of possible presents for your mum. N.B. The above statement may contain irony. Read more
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What we’re reading: 16th March, 2014

Our booksellers share some of their favourite books of the moment...
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Do No Harm – Henry Marsh

Think brain surgery and you think calm competence, clinical precision. Think again. Top neurosurgeon Henry Marsh sheds light on the chaos, confusion and self-doubt of life inside the operating theatre. Read more