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Maggie O'Farrell on the Significance of Names in Hamnet

Maggie O'Farrell, author of Hamnet, our Fiction Book of the Month for April, on why names - and namelessness - matter in this novel.

Ellie Game on Designing the Cover Art for Girl in the Walls

In this fascinating piece, designer Ellie Game recounts how she created the striking cover image for A.J. Gnuse's masterful gothic thriller.

Jonas Jonasson on the Joy of Waterstones

The author of Sweet Sweet Revenge Ltd. explains how an experience in Waterstones made him fall in love with London.

B.P. Walter on His Favourite Domestic Thrillers

B.P. Walter, author of The Dinner Guest, our Thriller of the Month for April, selects five great crime novels based inside the family home.

Radiya Hafiza on the Importance of Revitalising Fairy Tales

Radiya Hafiza, author of Rumaysa, our Children's Book of the Month for April, explains why she found it vital to offer alternative narratives to traditional tales.

Craig Brown on the Enduring Appeal of The Beatles

Craig Brown, author of One, Two, Three, Four, our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for April, gets to grips with why the Fab Four continue to bewitch and beguile the globe.

The Waterstones Round Up: April's Best Books

With Spring well and truly sprung, it's time to stretch out in the sun with some of the great books published this April.

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

From Skulduggery Pleasant to Acorn Wood, discover a world of delights due this April.

Craig Taylor on an Essential New York Read

Craig Taylor, author of New Yorkers, celebrates Joseph Mitchell's Up in the Old Hotel, a quintessential New York collection.