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10 Books to Read After The Handmaid's Tale

Found yourself enthralled by Margaret Atwood's haunting dystopian vision in The Handmaid's Tale? Here are our recommendations for 10 reads to to try next.

Peter Swanson Picks his Five Favourite Fictional Femme Fatales

Author Peter Swanson has more than once found himself drawn to writing about female killers and it's a theme he interrogates in his enthralling new thriller All the Beautiful Lies. Here the author discusses the enduring appeal of the femme fatale fatale in fiction and chooses five favourite characters who remain iconic literary anti-heroes.

The Books That Got Me Through the First Two Years

The Books That Got Me Through the First Two Years

Posted on 9th Mar, 2018 by Sasha James

As we celebrate Mother's Day, bookseller Sasha James recommends the books that got her through the first two years as a new mum. A perfect combination of practical advice, timely reassurance and the ideal read to remind you that, however bad it gets, it could be much, much worse...

Rise Up, Women: Diane Atkinson's Recommended Revolutionary Reading

Diane Atkinson, author of the authoratative history of the women's suffrage movement, Rise Up, Women, recommends her choice of reading about the campaigners who won British women the right to vote.

Blood on the Page: Thomas Harding Picks his Top True Crime Reads

The author of the ground-breaking history The House on the Lake, Thomas Harding returns this week with a chilling investigation into a real life murder and its aftermath. Described by the Evening Standard as a mystery 'in the best traditions of the true crime narrative... detailed, painstaking and fascinating', Blood on the Page reveals substantial new material Harding unearthed about the murder and its supposed perpetrator, shedding fresh light on a labyrinthine case. Here, exclusively for Waterstones, Harding introduces the book and recommends his own favourite true crime reads.

The Best Books for New Dads

The Best Books for New Dads

Posted on 18th May, 2020 by Martha Greengrass

With so much parenting advice aimed at mums, it's easy for new dads to feel lost in the wilderness, armed for parenthood with nothing but dimly remembered advice from their own parents to "not stick that up your nose" and "put your seatbelt on".

But fear not, help is at hand. We've rounded up the top recommendations from Waterstones' bookselling dads for the best books to buy to prepare for everything fatherhood throws at you. We also caught up with Matt Coyne, creator of the phenomenally popular blog Man Vs. Baby and author of the hilarious and brilliant book Dummy, for his top 5 tips on coping with being a new dad.