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Bad Girls and Dangerous Women

Bad Girls and Dangerous Women

Posted on 26th May, 2017 by Martha Greengrass

'Female killers, whether suspected or convicted, have always been viewed in a different way to their male counterparts.'

Whether cast as immoral monstrous deviants or predatory femme fatales, women who commit violent crimes have always been objects of particular captivation and vilification. Following on from the #BadGirls in Crime event at Waterstones Piccadilly, bestselling authors Emma Flint, Sarah Schmidt and Anna Mazzola explore the enduring fascination with the ‘bad girl’ in fiction and why their novels seek to question and challenge those engrained perceptions.

Book Club: The Paying Guests

Book Club: The Paying Guests

Posted on 5th Jul, 2015 by Jonathan O'Brien

In the Book Club this week, The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Ali Smith wins the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

Our congratulations to Ali Smith for winning the Baileys Prize with her novel, How to be Both.

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 Shortlist announced

Tonight the highly anticipated shortlist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction was revealed.

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 Longlist announced

Today sees the announcement of this year’s highly anticipated longlist for the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Specsavers National Book Awards Winners announced

The winners of this year's Specsavers National Book Awards shortlists have been announced! Here's who took home the honours...

Specsavers National Book Awards shortlists announced

The shortlists for this year's Specsavers National Book Awards shortlists were announced today - and we're here to guide you through them.

Read The Paying Guests - Chapter 2

Following on from our exclusive first chapter, here's a chance to read the second chapter from Sarah Waters' The Paying Guests, which is out tomorrow - plus watch the author discuss the book.

The Big Book Season: 28th August

The Big Book Season: 28th August

Posted on 28th Aug, 2014 by Waterstones

Thursday 28th August. A day like any other. Or is it? Today is the first of a flurry of big book publishing days. Read on for our round-up of the best new books hitting the shelves today.

Books you love: 12th - 19th August

Books you love: 12th - 19th August

Posted on 19th Aug, 2014 by Waterstones

We are ever grateful to you, dear customers, for loving books as much as we do. To show our appreciation we're rewarding the best review we receive each week.

Read The Paying Guests

Read The Paying Guests

Posted on 13th Aug, 2014 by Sarah Waters

Read the first chapter of Sarah Waters' much anticipated new novel, The Paying Guests.

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