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A Class Apart: The Best British Country House Novels

As Downton Abbey hits the nation's cinema screens we take a look at Britain's finest country house novels.

The Waterstones Round Up: September's Best Books

From Margaret Atwood to Richard Dawkins, here is our guide to a great month of publishing.

Liz Hyder on the Great Rebels of Children's Fiction

Liz Hyder, author of the dystopian Young Adult novel Bearmouth, highlights her favourite rebels from the annals of children's literature.

The Best Second World War Novels

To mark the eightieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, we highlight the finest fiction set during the conflict.

Richard Seymour on the Myths of Social Media

Richard Seymour, author of The Twittering Machine, exposes five prevalent myths about social media and our online relationships.

Richard Dawkins on Why the God Debate Still Matters Now

Legendary scientist, committed atheist and author of Outgrowing God, Richard Dawkins outlines why the issue of the existence of God is still so crucial today.

An Exclusive Extract from the new Joe Abercrombie

A sneak peak at a crucial chapter of A Little Hatred, the first in an epic new fantasy trilogy from the peerless Joe Abercrombie.

Two Delicious Dishes from Dishoom

In celebration of the sumptuous new Dishoom cookbook we treat you to a couple of recipes for mouth-watering Indian cuisine.

Marcus Sedgwick on the Inspiration Behind Snowflake, AZ

Bestselling YA novelist Marcus Sedgwick discusses the personal and global sickness at the heart of his new book, Snowflake, AZ.