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Blood on the Page: Thomas Harding Picks his Top True Crime Reads

The author of the ground-breaking history The House on the Lake, Thomas Harding returns this week with a chilling investigation into a real life murder and its aftermath. Described by the Evening Standard as a mystery 'in the best traditions of the true crime narrative... detailed, painstaking and fascinating', Blood on the Page reveals substantial new material Harding unearthed about the murder and its supposed perpetrator, shedding fresh light on a labyrinthine case. Here, exclusively for Waterstones, Harding introduces the book and recommends his own favourite true crime reads.

Soul Reason

Soul Reason

Posted on 28th Jun, 2016 by Sally Campbell

Thomas Harding's previous work was the Sunday Times Bestseller Hanns and Rudolf, a gripping and moving account of how his great uncle ended up arresting notorious Auschwitz commandant Rudloph Hoss. Harding's current work, The House by the Lake, has been likened to the history of twentieth century Germany as told through the prism of one single house. Here, Harding tells the story of how he first came to know the house and later, how he came to rebuild it.

Costa Book Awards 2015 Shortlists Announced

Twenty nominated writers, five categories and £30,000 to the overall winner. The Costa Book Awards are on.

From the Community Comes the Story

Thomas Harding describes how he was propelled into the heart of a small, German community in his quest to save his great-grandfather’s old Lake House, lost by the family during WW2, and how he came to write The House by The Lake

Two Authors Named Joint Winners of 2015 JQ Wingate Prize

For the first time in the prize's history, two authors have been named as winners of the JQ Wingate Prize.

JQ Wingate Nominee: Hanns and Rudolf by Thomas Harding

JQ Wingate Nominee: Hanns and Rudolf by Thomas Harding

Posted on 5th Mar, 2015 by Thomas Harding

As we countdown to the winner of the JQ Wingate Prize, here's an extract from Hans and Rudolf by Thomas Harding.

The JQ-Wingate Literary Prize Shortlist 2015

The shortlist for the JQ-Wingate Literary Prize has been announced.

Review of the Year 2014: Part Two

Review of the Year 2014: Part Two

Posted on 27th Dec, 2014 by Waterstones

In the second part of our round-up of the year, authors battled it out in the Ultimate Writer contest, the Tour de France came to Yorkshire and ice-buckets splashed over the heads of our favourite writers. It was a truly spectacular summer. Let's take a look at the booky highlights from May through to August 2014.

More writers' Christmas gift lists...

We've managed to pilfer some more authors' Christmas shopping lists to find out what gifts they're buying for their friends and family this year. So, if you're expecting a present from Max Hastings, Lauren St John, Frank Lampard, Deborah Rodriguez or Alan Johnson do NOT read on...

Costa Book Awards 2013 - shortlists announced

Costa Book Awards 2013 - shortlists announced

Posted on 26th Nov, 2013 by Dan Lewis

Waterstones eleven début authors make up half the Costa First Novel Award shortlist whilst Samuel Johnson Prize winner Lucy Hughes-Hallett attempts to do the double in the Biography category...

Royal Enemy Aliens - Thomas Harding

Thomas Harding, the author of Hanns and Rudolf: The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz, tells us how a surprise revelation about his great-uncle led him to uncover an incredible untold story...