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The Waterstones Round Up: March's Best Books

Posted on 2nd March 2021 by Mark Skinner

One of the biggest books of the year drops this month as Kazuo Ishiguro's sensational Klara and the Sun is published to great fanfare; but there are many other new books equally deserving of your attention this March. From remarkable debut novels from Emma Stonex and Peace Adzo Medie to triumphant returns from Craig Taylor, Isabel Allende and Carlo Rovelli, discover some of 2021's finest with our handy guide. 


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A luminous new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day, Klara and the Sun explores the uncharted implications of AI to human relationships and the abiding question of what it means to love.

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The unresolved fate of three Cornish lighthouse keepers haunts the community, and especially the trio of women who loved them, in this uniquely crafted and darkly evocative novel.

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A young Ghanian woman embarks on a less than perfect marriage in Medie’s exquisitely witty and psychologically acute debut about staying true to yourself when the world won’t stop making impossible demands.
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Almost Dickensian in style and scope, Mozley’s rumbustious second novel revolves around the inhabitants of a Soho brothel and their determination to thwart a ruthless property developer.

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Following three friends through twelve transformational months, Double Blind is an expansive and generous meditation on inheritance, freedom and the stories we tell ourselves, from the author of the Patrick Melrose novels.
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A much-anticipated second novel from the award-winning author of Homegoing, Transcendent Kingdom charts the experiences of a Ghanaian immigrant family in modern America.
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A new couple moving to the picturesque village of Badley Compton shake up Flappy Scott-Booth’s perfectly organised life in this wickedly funny story of unexpected passion from the author of Here and Now.
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The compassionate, intelligent debut novel from the author of Escape Routes charts the friendship of two boys from different backgrounds as they break free of their small-town childhoods to forge new identities in London.
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Nguyen’s sequel to The Sympathizer is every bit as intelligent, satirical and deftly written as that modern classic, as our nameless North Vietnamese hero arrives in capitalist Paris and embarks on a career of drug dealing.
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The acclaimed author of former Waterstones Book of the Month The Tobacconist sets loose a polyphony of deceased voices as the inhabitants of Paulstadt cemetery reflect on the most crucial moments of their lives.
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An ordinary house on an ordinary street becomes a pit of unimaginable darkness in this truly nerve-shattering psychological thriller from the author of Little Eve.

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The author of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair returns with a chilling and suspenseful new thriller, centring on a missing journalist who has declared new knowledge of an old murder case.

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The 27th outing for the redoubtable DCI Banks combines a typically engrossing plot involving a gruesome double murder and the Albanian mafia, with a chilling depiction of the desperation experienced by migrants and refugees in modern Britain.

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From the author of the playful Rules for Perfect Murders comes a hard-edged psychodrama involving a young bride desperate to hide a recent affair from her wealthy new husband.
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When an influential shipbuilder is found with his throat slit in the River Clyde, Inspector James Dreghorn must look for answers in the dark and murky underworld of 1930s Glasgow in this chilling slice of historical crime.

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Staging a diplomatic mission to save the Empire from hostile alien terror, this dazzling sequel to A Memory Called Empire is an interstellar adventure of the highest order, delving deep into the nature of ambition and personal sacrifice.

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Ingeniously blending urban fantasy with the police procedural, this dazzling novella in the Rivers of London series follows Peter Grant’s cousin Abigail as she sets out to solve the mystery of teenagers going missing around Hampstead Heath.

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The author of the groundbreaking Londoners transplants his distinctive brand of oral history to the Big Apple, and a series of wonderfully revealing portraits of New York during a troubled twenty-first century.

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Merging new poems with nurses’ medical diaries and his own reflections, this intensely powerful account of the beloved poet’s desperate struggle with Covid-19 is a resounding tribute to the NHS and the human spirit.

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The Yorkshire Shepherdess takes us through the last two years on the farm, from saving the life of a newborn calf to coping with the complications wrought by Covid-19, in her characteristically warm and entertaining style.
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The author of Diana: Her True Story delivers a suitably page-turning account of the relationship between the Queen and her younger sister, emphasising their differences in character and approach to finding their place within the royal family.
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Pioneering and endlessly inventive, the award-winning Anna Jones is one of the nation’s most respected cooks and, in the sleek, gorgeously produced One, she provides a broad range of exotic global cuisine, all vegetarian and vegan, geared to minimise waste and maximise taste.

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The global love affair with the Italian delicatessen is explored with passion and authority by world-renowned chef Theo Randall, in this sumptuously produced and illustrated volume.
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From the beloved entertainer Stacey Solomon comes a wonderfully accessible guide to crafting activities and organising your home that anybody can turn their hand to.
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Through her own story of overcoming self-doubt and heartbreak, Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore shares inspirational lessons on finding freedom through taking back control.

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Drawing on the latest scientific research, clinical psychologist Dr Nicole LePera serves up an inspiring and empowering guide for self-healing and letting go of the things that prevent you from leading a fulfilled life.

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For those who loved former Waterstones Book of the Year The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse comes the beautifully illustrated, warm-hearted story of a man and his dog pulling together through challenging times.
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The iconic octogenarian artist holds forth about life, art and the upside of lockdown in his rustic Normandy farmhouse in a series of candid, insightful conversations with his long-time friend and collaborator, the art critic Martin Gayford.

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With a meticulous attention to the latest research and fascinating first-person accounts from the First World War, Lloyd explores the conflict on the Western Front through a fresh focus on tactical developments and technological innovation.

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Tracing a path from Ancient Egypt to the Covid-wracked world of the twenty-first century, this collection of testimony from the frontline of disease-related disasters spans diary entries, poetry, medical accounts and heart-wrenching autobiography.
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The much-missed historian turns his piercing eye on the complexities of nationalism in this career-spanning collection of essays that have renewed relevance in an era where globalisation has exacerbated national populism.
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In the sequel to his bestselling 12 Rules for Life, Peterson interprets the wisdom of ancient philosophers and draws from his personal experience and psychology to formulate more guidelines for a meaningful life.
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Carney’s powerful and elegantly argued book makes a watertight case for placing human values before market values in transforming our society – and global economy – into a better, fairer and more sustainable one.

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The great Chilean writer discusses her own lifelong feminism and the understanding that it has brought about what women really desire, alongside hard-won life lessons for the current generation of young women finding their voices.
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From Britain’s top investigative journalist duo comes a meticulously researched, shocking exposé of Boris Johnson’s government’s actions – and inaction – in handling the Covid-19 pandemic, saturated with cover-ups, U-turns and political self-interest.
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Sweeping through almost four decades of American history, Bryant expertly unravels the key political, economic and cultural factors that cleared the way for Donald Trump's rise to power.
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In Helgoland, one of the greatest communicators of modern theoretical physics celebrates the rebellious spirit of the early quantum physicists and presents his own fascinating theory of how our world fundamentally exists through relations and events.

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Approaching the creation of the universe from a fresh and fascinating angle, CERN physicist Tonelli traces seven cosmological epochs and the development of competing historical theories about how everything first began.
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Bringing together diverse and luminous passages from the finest British and Irish nature writing, The Wild Isles is a celebration of the endless variety of landscapes, seasons, plants and animals of these islands.
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Both a lyrical reflection on the awesome phenomenon of mass bird migration and a fascinating insight into the burgeoning science behind understanding these natural events, A World on the Wing will transform readers’ views on the avian world.
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