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The Waterstones Roundup: July's Best Books

Our monthly selection of the best new publishing.

To the Moon and Back

To celebrate 50 years since mankind set foot on the Moon we provide a reading list of lunar literature for children that is out of this world.

Abir Mukherjee on Smoke and Ashes

Abir Mukherjee, bestselling author of Waterstones Thriller of the Month Smoke and Ashes, reveals why Calcutta is the perfect setting for his crime novels.

Daisy Johnson on The Sea, The Sea

To celebrate 100 years since the birth of Iris Murdoch, Daisy Johnson provides an introduction to Murdoch's Booker Prize-winning The Sea, The Sea.

The Waterstones Children's Summer Reading Round-Up

The best children's books to immerse yourself in this summer.

The Top 10 Reads for Stranger Things Fans

Celebrate the return of Stranger Things with this selection of spine-tingling tales of dark fantasy and horror.

Delicious Dosas from MOB Veggie

Serve up the perfect brunch of delicious sweet potato dosas with this mouth-watering, easy to follow recipe from MOB Veggie.

Winning Reads with Waterstones

We recommend the best children’s books to make sure you get the most out of this summer’s World Cup in France.

James Barr on the Anglo-American Lords of the Desert

Historian James Barr's latest work and Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month, Lords of the Desert, tells the neglected story of US-UK rivalry in the Middle East.