Sam Johnsonshort

Samuel Johnson Prize 2013 shortlist announced

From Afghanistan to England's green and pleasant land; from the creation of the War Graves, to the plight of the bumblebee; from the lady who was not for turning to the poet turned fascist dictator - it can only be the 15th Samuel Johnson Prize shortlist... Read more

What the Papers Said – the weekend’s most reviewed books…

Welcome to the Waterstones blog's weekly round-up of the weekend's reviewed books. The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne Each week we'll be looking at what's been covered in the broadsheet review pages, from the wilfully obscure to the latest bestsellers, and highlighting any gems that you may have missed, as well as picking out the weekend's most high-profile book. Read more