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Doctor in the House: Adam Kay on Taking This is Going to Hurt on Tour

The author of our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for May, This is Going to Hurt, discusses croissant accidents, telling awkward stories and taking his book on tour.

Read Yourself Calm: The Best Stress-Busting Books

In a world that never seems to stop moving, it can be hard to carve out a moment of stillness. When the rush, noise and stress of our frantic lives leaves you frazzled, here are some recommended reads to help you find the calm through the storm.

A Waterstones Exclusive Q&A with Henry Marsh

"The private healthcare system in the UK, anyway, is entirely parasitic on the NHS for the training of its staff and for bailing it out when things go wrong."

Described as ‘a book about wisdom and experience’, Henry Marsh’s extraordinary memoir, Do No Harm, paved the way for a wave of new publishing that gave medicine a human face. To mark the publication of his compassionate and unflinching second book, Admissionswe present an exclusive Q&A in which Marsh considers the changing world of modern medicine, debates around end of life care and the precarious future of the NHS. 

Extract: When Breath Becomes Air

Two years following the death of its author, neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air  was posthumously published to global acclaim, working as both a candid portrait of the symptoms and treatment of cancer and as a meditative essay on what it is to prepare for death. As Being Mortal’s Atul Guwande observed, ‘the dying are the ones who have the most to teach us about life.’ As our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for January, we’re honoured to be able to present Kalanithi’s introduction to this remarkable memoir, an extract deeply affecting in itself.

Waterstones Exclusive Recipe: Tom Daley's Roasted Winter Vegetables with Griddled Halloumi

Christmas is over and as we turn our minds to thoughts of crash-dieting, Olympian Tom Daley would like to offer a carefully considered alternative. His new book, Tom's Daily Plan, is an antidote to the usual January quick fixes and excessive exercise regimes; it outlines a health and fitness programme that is simple to follow and, crucially, easy to stick to, long-term. The following mouth-watering recipe is not in the book and has been shared by Tom exclusively with Waterstones customers.

Tanya Burr introduces Love Tanya

Tanya Burr introduces Love Tanya

Posted on 11th Feb, 2015 by Tanya Burr

Tanya Burr, fashion and beauty vlogger, is one of a new generation of entertainers currently riding a huge wave of popularity. She took a moment to record an introduction to her new book, Love Tanya.