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What on Earth? Tim Harford On the Best Books to Help us Understand the World in 2017

From surprise election results to wrangling over Brexit, 2017’s been something of a head-scratcher of a year. If you're feeling in need of clarity, fear not, help is at hand from economist Tim Harford. In his latest book Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy he explains complex world economics through the everyday objects that have transformed our lives, from barcodes to barbed wire. Who better then, to give tips on what to read to make sense of the world in 2017? Here, exclusively for Waterstones, he recommends the best books to provide some much-needed perspective as the year draws to a close.

Reading the Oscars

Reading the Oscars

Posted on 1st Mar, 2016 by Sally Campbell

The Oscars were a glowing tribute to literature this year. Winners in all of the main categories were, or came from, films whose stories were conceived as books first. Here is a list of the books that inspired award-winning movies.

Non-fiction Book of the Month - Flash Boys

Non-fiction Book of the Month - Flash Boys

Posted on 1st Apr, 2015 by Michael Lewis

Our non-fiction book of the month is Michael Lewis' headline-grabbing, game-changing international bestseller exposing the underworld of global finance.

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