2017’s been a busy year for favourite children’s author Philip Ardagh, not only has he penned several new children’s stories, including two books with the National Trust (The Secret Diary of Jane Pinny and The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge), he’s also written a sumptuous introduction to Tove Jansson’s Moomins, The World of Moominvalley. If all that weren’t enough, he’s been taking his famous white beard on tour to Lapland, stepping in as Father Christmas’s lookalike during the festive season. So we’re particularly grateful that the elves have given him some time off from feeding the reindeer to select his pick of the best books of 2017 for us.
Posted on 4th Nov, 2015 by Sally Campbell
David Mitchell and John Connolly, two exceptional authors who have recently released supernatural tales, spent their Halloween at Waterstones Piccadilly. It was a smash - it was a graveyard smash....
Posted on 25th Sep, 2015 by Sally Campbell
Our literary round up of the last seven days.
Posted on 21st Jun, 2015 by David Mitchell & Pete Renton
This week's Book Club entry, The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
In the third part of our round-up of the year, we take a look at the highlights from September through to December and prepare to turn the page on an excellent 2014. Here’s to leaping into the unknown and dusting off our bookshelves for a new year of brilliant books.
Posted on 5th Nov, 2014 by Dan Lewis Lewis
The shortlists for this year's Specsavers National Book Awards shortlists were announced today - and we're here to guide you through them.
Posted on 3rd Sep, 2014 by Ion Trewin
With just days to go until this year's shortlist is announced, Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, reflects on how with its new rules on eligibility the Man Booker Prize can finally bring us the greatest books written in English, from anywhere in the world.
Posted on 2nd Sep, 2014 by David Mitchell
Here's the first chapter from David Mitchell's new novel The Bone Clocks, out today.
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