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The Waterstones Round Up: August's Best Books

From Pat Barker to Paula Hawkins and Elif Shafak to Ed Balls, there's a wide range of great publishing this August. Here are our favourites.

The Waterstones Round Up: August's Best Children's Books

From the return of some favourite authors to the exciting emergence of fresh new talent, August is fit to bursting with cracking kids' books.

Anita Rani on the Importance of Dancing and Cooking

The hugely popular TV presenter and author of the memoir The Right Sort of Girl discusses the integral place of dance and food in Punjabi culture.

Lucy Clarke on Her Favourite Summer Thrillers

Lucy Clarke, author of The Castaways, our Thriller of the Month for August, recommends her top gripping mysteries for a sizzling summer.

B.B. Alston on His Favourite Children's Fantasy Books

B.B. Alston, author of Amari and the Night Brothers, our Children's Book of the Month for August, recommends his top fantastical fiction for young readers.

Pen Vogler Shares Her Favourite Books of Culinary Revelation

The author of Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain, our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for August, recommends her favourite food books.

Tiffany McDaniel on the Woman Behind Betty

Tiffany McDaniel, author of Betty, our Fiction Book of the Month for August, recounts her relationship with her mother - the inspiration for the novel's eponymous character.

Classroom and Campus Classics

As the new academic term beckons we take a look at some great classroom and campus based novels.

Essential Literary Reads for the School Year

We've put together a list of enduring classics that always prove popular choices amongst those studying English Literature for A-levels and GCSE.