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Janice Hadlow on What to Read After Jane Austen

Janice Hadlow, author of The Other Bennet Sister, provides a reading list for those who have just finished the works of Jane Austen.

Laura Shepherd-Robinson on her Favourite Novels Set in the 18th Century

Author of the Waterstones Thriller of the Month for January, Blood and Sugar, Laura Shepherd-Robinson reveals her top period novels.

Reading History: Iran

In the first of an occasional series we take a look at this extraordinary Middle Eastern country, from its rich heritage to the present day.

Francesca Wade on the Incredible Women of Mecklenburgh Square

Francesca Wade's absorbing new book recounts the astonishing glut of female literary talent centred upon one square in Bloomsbury, as we discover this exclusive essay.

Bridget Collins on her Favourite Fantastical Novels

Bridget Collins, author of The Binding, Waterstones Book of the Month for January, reveals her favourite books where fantasy and reality collide.

Peter Bunzl on his Favourite Animals in Children's Literature

To celebrate the publication of Shadowsea, the fourth instalment of Peter Bunzl's Cogheart series, the author reveals his favourite fictional animals.

Sophie Hannah on the Perils of Interference

An exclusive essay from the bestselling crime author in advance of her sinister new thriller Haven't They Grown.

Dracula and Beyond: Top 10 Vampire Books

As we brace ourselves for a truly chilling BBC adaptation of Bram Stoker's horror classic, we gather together some of the finest fiendish fiction about vampires.

A Delicious Recipe from Gaz Oakley, Avant Garde Vegan

One of the most popular vegan chefs around, Gaz Oakley, aka Avant Garde Vegan, introduces a typically tasty recipe for Peanut Crusted Tofu Noodles.