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In conversation: David Mitchell

Ahead of his events this evening at Waterstones Piccadilly and in Manchester this Thursday, Dan Lewis spoke to David Mitchell about long novels, being in command of a universe of characters, and how technology both helps and hinders us. Read more
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Go here. Read this.

Have the first week back at work blues hit you hard? Time to start planning your holiday - so here's five places to go, things to do, and books to read whilst you're there... Read more
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Tony Wheeler on 40 years of Lonely Planet

Writing exclusively for Waterstones blog, Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely Planet takes a look back at how far he, and the series have come in the past forty years. Plus you can take a look at the very first Lonely Planet guide and enter our competition to win a ten day Turkish adventure...  Read more