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Matchstick Scientist: Helen Czerski’s Mancunian Heritage

Helen Czerski is a physicist, oceanographer and broadcaster with a passion for revealing the wonder in our everyday lives. Her fascination with the world of fast-moving, small-scale phenomena led her first to undertake a PhD in Experimental Explosive Physics at Cambridge University and has since led her to the study of ocean bubble formation. Her first book A Storm in a Teacup is a brilliantly entertaining introduction to physics in general that manages to make this hugley complex topic accessible to all.

Waterstones Exclusive Video: Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Award-winning author and illustrator duo Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell discuss their mutual love of illustration and their newest collaboration, Neverwhere.

Open your Heart to A Child of Books

Open your Heart to A Child of Books

Posted on 27th May, 2016 by Peter Whitehead

Illustration hyperstar Oliver Jeffers, the genius behind the instant-classics Lost and Found and How to Catch a Star, and ground-breaking typographer Sam Winston present A Child of Books. Watch the video below.

Forty Years as a Writer by Rose Tremain

Forty Years as a Writer by Rose Tremain

Posted on 18th May, 2016 by Rose Tremain

On the eve of her new novel The Gustav Sonata's publication, Orange and Whitbread-winning author Rose Tremain looks back on forty years of writing and the unexpected places it has taken her.

Video: Alison Weir

Video: Alison Weir

Posted on 6th May, 2016 by Sally Campbell

Bestselling historian Alison Weir introduces the first book in her new six-part series on Henry VIII's wives, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen.

Video: The Strawberry Girl

Video: The Strawberry Girl

Posted on 15th Apr, 2016 by Sally Campbell

The Strawberry Girl is a fictional account of where Edvard Munch's The Scream began.

Video: Irvine Welsh reads The Blade Artist

Irvine Welsh's new and foreboding novel shows a very different side to the character of Francis Begbie from Trainspotting.

Video: Alexei Sayle

Video: Alexei Sayle

Posted on 8th Apr, 2016 by Sally Campbell

Waterstones Liverpool hosted a night of lively conversation between Alexei Sayle and Frank Cottrell Boyce at the Liverpool Philharmonic.

Video: Jeffery Deaver

Video: Jeffery Deaver

Posted on 8th Apr, 2016 by Sally Campbell

Jeffrey Deaver is a renowned crime writer with over 35 books under his belt. Here he talks about his newest project: a book on the craft of writing itself.

Video: The Shepherd's Life

Video: The Shepherd's Life

Posted on 15th Mar, 2016 by Sally Campbell

A short, poetic video that captures a little of James Rebanks' life as a Lake District shepherd.

Video: Chris Riddell's How to Draw Part Five

Let master children's fiction illustrator, and the Waterstones Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell show you a thing or two about drawing.

Video: Chris Riddell's How to Draw Part Four

Let master children's fiction illustrator, and the Waterstones Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell show you a thing or two about drawing.