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Five Things to Do Now That Will Make a Difference

Writer and campaigner Martin Dorey, author of No. More. Plastic. offers 5 simple tips on how everyone can make a difference to ocean plastic.

Test yourself on the world of George Smiley

Last year saw the return of one of literature’s most enduring characters; the quintessential Cold War operative, George Smiley. As the paperback of A Legacy of Spies approaches, there’s time to test your knowledge of espionage, safe-houses and murder with twenty questions below. Good luck.

Why Spy? The Enigma of Donald Maclean

Author Roland Philipps reveals the research that inspired A Spy Named Orphan.

Skybound: A Journey in Photographs

A photographic journey through some of the incredible journeys chronicled in Skybound, a memoir of hope and self-discovery.

Maja Lunde on Writing Fiction on Our Changing Climate

Our Fiction Book of the Month, Maja Lunde’s cautionary ecological fable The History of Bees, was a runaway European hit. Now that same success is being replicated here. For Waterstones, Lunde explains the genesis behind her frighteningly prescient bestseller.

Peter Swanson's Five Favourite Fictional Femme Fatales

All the Beautiful Lies' Peter Swanson discusses the enduring appeal of the femme fatale in fiction and picks five favourite characters from fiction.

Louise Candlish on 5 Memorable Houses in Fiction

Louise Candlish, author of the brilliant new thriller Our House, selects her five favourite houses in fiction.

The Enduring Reign of The Little Prince

75 years on, we consider the enduring appeal of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic novel, The Little Prince.

The Overstory: An Extract from the Latest Novel by Richard Powers

An extract from Richard Powers latest novel, The Overstory, a glorious, ambitious novel of a vast, unknown and interconnected world above our own.