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Musical Notes

With festival season fast approaching take a magical mystery tour into the weird and wonderful world of music writing

Big Brother's Big Birthday

As Orwell's dystopian masterpiece celebrates its 70th birthday we reflect on its legacy and suggest some more future visions to immerse yourself in

Judith Kerr 1923 - 2019

As we mark the sad death of the children’s author and illustrator, we celebrate the life and work of a writer whose stories defined millions of childhoods.

Deaver's Decades

Bestselling thriller writer Jeffery Deaver selects his favourite pulse-quickening reads from the 1950s to the 2020s

Here Be Dragons: What Next After Game of Thrones?

With the TV show concluded and the novels in limbo, we recommend some fantastic fantasy literature for grief-stricken Game of Thrones fans.

James Holland Debunks the Myths Around D-Day

Renowned military historian James Holland gets to the truth of one of the most mythologised operations of World War II

The Waterstones Roundup: May's Best Books

From the furthest edge of our solar system to the unexplored depths beneath our feet, let May's new reading take you somewhere you never expected.

Carl Miller on Five People Changing the World

Pioneering technology researcher and author of The Death of the Gods, Carl Miller, reveals who is really in control.

Happy Birthday Very Hungry Caterpillar

As Eric Carle's illustrated story marks its 50th anniversary, we celebrate one of children's literature's enduring classics.