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Skybound: A Journey in Photographs

Diagnosed with breast cancer in her mid-thirties, Rebecca Loncraine learned to live again through the discovery of flight. Chronicling her experiences, Skybound is both a powerful nature memoir of a world high above our heads and a moving, inspirational testament to freedom and self-discovery. Rebecca sadly passed away before the book could be published. Here her mother Trisha - who helped to bring the book to print - presents a diary in photographs of Rebecca's extraordinary journeys in the skies.

The Enduring Reign of The Little Prince

75 years after it was first published, we consider the enduring appeal of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic novel, The Little Prince.

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.

Our House: Louise Candlish on 5 Memorable Houses in Fiction

A novel blooming with menace, deception and unreliable storytellers, Louise Candlish's latest novel, Our Houseis set to become one of the most talked-about novels of 2018. It's also a novel which has property - our obsession with it, our need to protect it, our investment, both financial and emotional, in it - at its heart. Here, the author introduces the book and selects five of her own favourite novels where houses are more than just bricks and mortar.

The History of Bees: Maja Lunde on Writing Fiction About Our Changing Climate

Our Fiction Book of the Month, Maja Lunde’s cautionary ecological fable The History of Bees, was a runaway European hit. Now that same success is being replicated here. For Waterstones, Lunde explains the genesis behind her frighteningly prescient bestseller.

A Book & a Bite: Exclusive Recipes from Diana Henry How to Eat A Peach

Diana Henry has long been an avid collector of recipes; from dishes she has encountered on menus to memories of meals eaten and shared. Her latest book, How to Eat a Peach, is a magical combination of food writing, memoir and travelogue that is both a sumptuous collection of recipes and a celebration of food's ability to conjure memory and experience. Here, she introduces the book and presents three exclusive recipes from its pages.

Isadora Moon's Activities for Children

Here at Waterstones, we know that the last weekend of the Easter holidays can be hard to fill. That's why we've asked Isadora Moon creator Harriet Muncaster to put together a fantastic array of activity ideas and free downloadable resources to help you keep little ones entertained, whatever the weather.

The Overstory: An Extract from the Latest Novel by Richard Powers

A story of a vast, unknown and interconnected world above the one we know, Richard Powers' latest novel, The Overstory, brings together the lives of strangers each summoned by trees. Arching from antebellum New York to late twentieth-century Pacific Northwest, it is a glorious, ambitious novel of how we can learn to recognise a history and pattern to the world beyond our own.

Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Fifty Years On

As we commemorate fifty years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. we present an icon of the civil rights movement in his own words. 

Best Books to Look Out for in April 2018

From eagerly-anticipated debuts and world-bending adventures in time to the chilling lessons of history, we round up the books to put on your reading list this April.

James Hawes on 5 Things You Don't Know About Germany... But Should

Our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for April, James Hawes' latest book, The Shortest History of Germany, demands that we throw away much of what we think we know about German history and begin afresh. Here, in an exclusive article for Waterstones, he examines five key aspects of German history you (probably) don't know and reveals why learning more about Germany might have much to teach us about Europe today and the future of Western democracy.

Read an Extract from Sophie Hannah's New Poirot Investigation: The Mystery of Three Quarters

Following the success of The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, Sophie Hannah once more takes on the mantle of Agatha Christie in The Mystery of Three Quarters; a diabolically challenging new puzzle for Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Published on 23 August 2018 and available to pre-order now signed by the author, read an enticing extract from the heart of the mystery.