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12 Days of Delight – drunken cookery…

Each day throughout the Twelve Days of Christmas, we’re bringing you gifts of recipes, stories, activities and competitions for the whole family. Today, a recipe from The Drunken Cookbook offers a perfectly delicious way to sober up the festively sozzled... Read more
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What’s on your favourite writers’ Christmas lists?

What books are your favourite authors buying their loved ones for Christmas? We've snaffled Robert HarrisConn IgguldenVeronica Henry, Ian Rankin and Jacqueline Wilson's shopping lists to find out... Do NOT read if you are expecting a present from any of them. Read more
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Book Clinic: A child’s Christmas in books

Are the sleigh bells ringing in your town? With less than three weeks to go until Christmas (yikes!) there’s no time like the present for dabbling in some Christmassy books. Isabel Popple shares some favourites, old and new, for young children (and mum and dad) to indulge their Christmas spirit… Read more

Text From Dog: Christmas Eve

Texts from dogOctober Jones, the owner of the internet's most famous (only?) text messaging dog has been kind enough to forward a couple of message exchanges he's had recently exclusively to Waterstones.com/blog- here's the second one for you to take a look at... Read more

Text From Dog: Ball

Texts from dogOctober Jones, the owner of the internet's most famous (infamous) text messaging dog-come-superhero has been kind enough to forward a couple of message exchanges he's had recently exclusively to Waterstones.com/blog- here's the first one... Read more

Overlooked books…

Evolution of Inanimate ObjectsAs the publishing world waves goodbye to 2012 most people will be mulling over their favourite novels of the year. Newspapers will run breakdowns of their top 10s and bestsellers but Cara Fielder fancied doing something a little bit different. She wanted to share with you a few of her favourite books that may have passed you by. The brilliant stories that maybe didn't win any awards, or perhaps didn't storm the charts, but still deserve your full attention. Read more

Geek gifts…

GlassesCara Fielder is flying the geek flag high and proud as she gives you her selection of the very best Geek-mas presents... Read more