Familiar yet revealing, Gillian Tindall’s guts and glory historical unpicking of London’s underground casts Crossrail as the catalyst for a dizzying journey through our history with the capital.
Promising another astonishing piece of fiction, Patchett returns to our shelves with her first novel since 2011’s Wellcome Trust Prize and Orange Prize for Fiction nominated State of Wonder.
With piercing lucidity, the former UK Chairman of Sotheby’s, James Stourton, paints an illuminating portrait of the Civilisation writer-broadcaster and brilliant wordsmith Kenneth Clark.
Arch chat-show king Graham Norton leaves that red chair aside for his darkly funny fictional debut, Holding. Brighton, London and Oxford have the pleasure of playing host to Britain’s favourite broadcaster
When The Monogram Murders arrived back in 2014, there was a collective sense of relief at Waterstones Towers. Not only had the ever-brilliant Sophie Hannah risen to the challenge of picking up where Agatha Christie left off, in many ways (and we know for some this is heresy itself) she had bettered it. Now Sophie Hannah returns with her follow-up outing for Hercule Poirot, the fiendishly brilliant Closed Casket.
Our Fiction Book of the Month for September is Max Porter's wildy inventive, melancholic yet comic debut Grief is the Thing with Feathers. Porter is currently a senior editor with Granta and Portobello Books but began his career as a bookseller and here explains the uncanny feeling he had seeing his own book for sale on the shelves
Although we’re trying desperately not to be too partisan at Waterstones towers, we can’t but help but feel a shiver of pride to witness ex-Waterstones bookseller Graeme Macrae Burnet forge through to the final Man Booker 2016 shortlist six for his masterful novel of criminal trial, His Bloody Project. The book has received rare praise for its almost overwhelming sense of authenticity and here, Graeme lifts the lid on his singular narrative approach.