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Celebrating Women's Writing: The Feminist Pen

In the second of our articles celebrating 100 books by women writers, we explore some of the most influential, thought-provoking and inspiring feminist writing from Mary Wollstonecraft to Virginia Woolf, Germaine Greer to Roxane Gay. 

Gardens of the Imagination: Penelope Lively on her Favourite Fictional Gardens

A book that celebrates the allied pleasures of reading and gardening, Penelope Lively’s Life in the Garden is a memoir of a life through gardens both real and vividly imagined. Here, taking readers from the heady scent of Manderlay’s azaleas rhododendrons to the orderly vegetable garden of Mr McGregor, Penelope Lively discusses her own favourite gardens in literature exclusively for Waterstones.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: A Q&A with Authors Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

"You don't have to be a boy to make extraordinary things or adventurous things. You can be adventurous enough on your own."

Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo made waves when their Kickstarter project to raise money to write a collection of bedtime stories about 100 real, inspirational women became the most funded book in crowdfunding history. The resulting anthology, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls became a worldwide success. Here they discuss the genesis fof the book and the extraordinary women whose stories inspired them.

A handy guide to Penguin's new Little Black Classics

A handy guide to Penguin's new Little Black Classics

Posted on 3rd Mar, 2016 by Sally Campbell & Penguinrandomhouse

Penguin have added 46 new titles to their brilliant and affordable Little Black Classics series. Let them introduce the new titles and help you decide which ones you might like to buy.

Rediscovered Classics: The Long View

Rediscovered Classics: The Long View

Posted on 1st Mar, 2016 by Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel has written an illuminating introduction to The Long View by Elizabeth Jane Howard, our Rediscovered Classic this month.

The literary influences of Morrissey

With the news that Morrissey's first novel, List of the Lost, will be published in September, let's look at the influence of literature on his work so far

The turn of the tide: writers and the sea

The turn of the tide: writers and the sea

Posted on 31st Jan, 2015 by Sophia Tobin

Sophia Tobin, author of The Widow's Confession, on the lure of the sea for authors.

Historical hair

Historical hair

Posted on 18th Nov, 2014 by Jonathan O'Brien & Guest contributor

We're just over midway through "Movember", so here's Lucinda Hawksley with a little historical inspiration drawn from the National Portrait Gallery's archives to get you through the last few itchy faced days, or perhaps convince you to make your burgeoning whiskers a permanent feature.

"Let’s love books, but let’s not patronise them"

"Let’s love books, but let’s not patronise them"

Posted on 5th Nov, 2014 by Matt Haig

Can you love something too much? Matt Haig is concerned that we're at risk of devaluing books by wanting to only see the best in them.

WWI: A history in fiction

WWI: A history in fiction

Posted on 4th Aug, 2014 by Richard Lee

On the 100th anniversary of Britain's entry into World War I, Richard Lee, founder of the Historical Novel Society, looks at fictional accounts of the Great War that are read today.

Philippa Gregory's top 10 historical novels

Philippa Gregory's top 10 historical novels

Posted on 25th May, 2014 by Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory reveals her top ten historical novels - from the first she ever read, to a modern classic.

Top 10 Unhappy Families in Literature

Katherine Hill, whose debut novel The Violet Hour is published today, looks at the unhappiest families at the centre of our favourite books...