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Charles Cumming on Development Hell

Charles Cumming on what happens when your book is optioned as a film. And the waiting that follows...

Book Club: Look Who's Back

Our Waterstones Book Club choice this week is Timur Vermes' satirical novel Look Who's Back which sees a rather confused Adolf Hitler return to modern day Germany. Find out what our bookseller thinks and read the first chapter.

Non-fiction Book of the Month: The Establishment

Our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for March is The Establishment by Owen Jones. Read the first chapter. Read an extract from the opening pages here.

Children's Book of the Month: Enchanted Forest

The Children's Book of the Month for March is Johanna Basford's Enchanted Forest, a beautiful book already being described as one of the best colouring-in books ever published. And nowadays they aren't just for children. Adults across the country are turning to colouring books as a way to relax after a hard day at work. One of our own booksellers, Isabel Popple, counts herself amongst the grown-up converts.

"All art is about sacrifice on some level"

Best known for his non-fiction work Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics and Making Comics, ‘comics theorist’ Scott McCloud’s discusses his new graphic novel The Sculptor.

JQ Wingate Nominee: The Remains of Love by Zeruya Shalev

With the winner of the JQ Wingate Prize due to be announced soon, we're looking at a different nominee each day. Today read an extract from The Remains of Love by Zeruya Shalev .


Do you know that gnawing feeling after an interview where you suddenly realise you'd forgotten to ask about a few important details? Laird Hunt, author of Neverhome, wants to take a moment to say a few things he's missed in previous conversations...

Recipe: Tomato, feta and tapenade 'focaccia'

Anne Shooter's Sesame and Spice brings a modern take to traditional Middle Eastern recipes. Below we have Anne's recipe for tomato, feta and tapenade focaccia. This whole article is making us hungry and we've made the mistake of posting it three hours before lunch. Now to spend the rest of the morning trying not to let our stomachs distract us..

JQ Wingate Nominee: Netanya by Dror Burstein

With the winner of the JQ Wingate Prize due to be announced soon, we're looking at the different nominees. Today read an extract from Netanya by Dror Burstein.