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Read Shadow and Bone (Part 4)

The final part of our extracts from Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone -- a fantasy adventure about a teenager who finds out there's more to her than she'd ever imagined... Read more
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Read Shadow and Bone (Part 3)

The third part of our extracts from Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone -- a fantasy adventure about a teenager who finds out there's more to her than she'd ever imagined... Read more
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Read Shadow and Bone (Part 2)

This is the second part of our extracts from Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone -- a fantasy adventure about a teenager who finds out there's more to her than she'd ever imagined... Read more
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Read Shadow and Bone (Part 1)

In anticipation of Leigh Bardugo visiting the UK in August, we're sharing extracts from the first book in the Grisha trilogy, Shadow and Bone - a fantasy-adventure about a teenager who finds out there's more to her than she'd ever imagined... Read more
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Teen summer reads

We asked Jenny McLachlan, author of new novel Flirty Dancing and (now former) teacher of teens, what her students were planning on reading this summer. Read more
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Read Landline (part 1)

Ahead of her visit to the UK in July, we're sharing exclusive extracts from Rainbow Rowell's upcoming book Landline - a love story about one woman’s mission to save her marriage, with a little help from a magic telephone... Read more
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Dork-tastic advice from Nikki Maxwell

Nikki Maxwell, Queen of the Dorks, returns this week in her seventh book Dork Diaries: TV Star but has found time to share some advice with a fan who's feeling left out... - plus there's a chance to win a Waterstones exclusive copy of the latest book Read more
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The evolution of Dangerous Creatures

Margaret Stohl explains how the collaborative writing process between herself and Kami Garcia has evolved from the Beautiful Creatures novels in 2008 to their new series, Dangerous Creatures. Read more
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A Peshawar gallery – Kamila Shamsie

Named amongst the Granta Best Young British Novelists 2013, Kamila Shamsie this month follows up her Orange Prize nominated Burnt Shadows with A God in Every Stone. Here she takes us on an illustrated tour of the book's setting - Peshawar... Read more
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David Bellos on On Leave

Translator David Bellos explains how he came to discover the lost French classic of the Algerian War, La Permission - now published in English as On Leave... Read more
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Here and now…

Alex Shearer explains the origins of his novel This is the Life, inspired by the life and sudden death of his brother...

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Book Club – Perfect

PerfectRachel Joyce's follow up to the bestselling The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is the first of our spring Book Club choices... Read more
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Don’t trust your cat

Lynne Truss best-selling author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, explains how Cat Out of Hell, her new comic novel, is born from her realisation that cats just aren't very nice... Read more
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The other 1920s?

Suzanne Rindell, author of Waterstones Book Club title The Other Typist, tells us about her passion for the roaring 20s, and ponders if - for better or worse - they might be back... Read more