Too Close for Comfort: B. P. Walter Recommends his Top 5 Domestic Thrillers
Posted on 7th Feb, 2019 by Martha Greengrass
B.P. Walter’s debut A Version of the Truth is a taut, page-turning thriller of dark histories and terrible secrets, split between the London of now and an Oxford University in the nineties. Walter’s love and deep knowledge of the genre was initially honed as a bookseller for Waterstones, and in recent years he has leant this same understanding to our central social media accounts. We're thrilled to now present his five top psychological thrillers – as both a colleague and friend, I can tell you that you're in for a very informed treat...
A Waterstones Exclusive Interview with Allan Jenkins, Author of Plot 29
Posted on 7th Apr, 2017 by Martha Greengrass
"I found peace in the allotment and I found understanding. In quiet, I find what I feel."
As a child, Allan Jenkins was raised in children’s homes and foster care. In his moving memoir, Plot 29, he interweaves his journey to find the truth about his own family history with a chronicle of a year on the allotment. In an exclusive interview for Waterstones, he discusses family, memory and the solace he finds in gardening.
A Waterstones Exclusive Interview with Zadie Smith
Posted on 27th Jul, 2017 by Sally Campbell
A consistently innovative and challenging voice, Zadie Smith has been a cut above since her ground-breaking debut White Teeth burst joyfully and anarchically into being sixteen years ago. As her latest novel Swing Time takes its place in a compellingly strong 2017 Booker Longlist Zadie Smith talks to us about her love of dance, the movement of time and the lure of charismatic characters.
A Letter from Ben Aaronovitch
Posted on 5th Nov, 2016 by Sally Campbell
Few fantasy series of recent times have had the impact of Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London; its deviously brilliant fusion of old wizards, ghouls and a certain special division of the London Metropolitan Police quickly found an appreciative audience hungry for his take on a rather extraordinary London. It’s also a source of real Waterstonic pride too to say that our lovely shop in Covent Garden (of course!) once benefited from Ben’s bookselling presence, so we always consider Ben as one of our own.
With the sixth in the seriesThe Hanging Tree published today, Ben was kind enough to pen a letter for readers, both for those already in love with the series and the rest who are about to be.
Samantha Shannon and London, 2059
Posted on 3rd Feb, 2015 by Samantha Shannon
Samantha Shannon, author of the dystopian The Bone Season and its newly-published sequel, The Mime Order, explores her own future vision of London.
The Power of Print
Posted on 26th Oct, 2014 by James Cheshire & Oliver Uberti
James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti explain how their book London: the Information Capital fits into a long tradition of visualising the capital's data - and why it's important that its not published digitally.
Tube strike reads
Posted on 8th Jul, 2015 by Dan Lewis
What book should you read depending on your way into work tomorrow?
The Goldfinch: Donna Tartt in conversation
Posted on 25th Jan, 2014 by Waterstones
In an exclusive Waterstones event at the end of 2013, Donna Tartt spoke to Kirsty Wark and a sell-out audience about her latest novel, The Goldfinch...
The Singing Rabbitte - Roddy Doyle
Posted on 18th Sep, 2013 by Guest contributor
Not only is Jimmy Rabbitte back in Roddy Doyle's latest novel The Guts, but he and The Commitments are about to rock London's West End. Here Doyle himself tells us a little about the journey from page to stage...
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