Book Blog

Melissa Thompson Shares a Delicious Recipe from Motherland and the Story Behind It

The author of the stunning new cookbook Motherland shares the story behind and a recipe of Jamaica’s national dish.

Paterson Joseph on Writing The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho

The author of the stunning new Regency-set novel discusses historical inspiration behind its titular protagonist.

An Extract from Black England by Gretchen Gerzina

Read the opening of Gerzina's seminal, recently reissued volume that illuminates the lives of Black Georgians.

Hilary Mantel 1952-2022

We mark the sad passing of one of contemporary fiction's leading figures, Hilary Mantel, with a look back at her life and career.

Malorie Blackman's Advice to Budding Writers

The former Waterstones Children's Laureate and author of classics such as Noughts and Crosses provides invaluable wisdom for aspiring authors.

The Best Horror Manga

From Junji Ito to Sui Ishida, here is our guide to the most chilling and visceral manga from the masters of horror.

Lucy Worsley on the Mystery of Agatha Christie

The beloved historian and author discusses the subject of her latest book - the fascinating woman known to the world primarily as the Queen of Crime.

The Waterstones Round Up: October's Best Children's Books

From Wimpy Kid to Tom Gates and heartstoppers to treehouses, you won't believe the terrific titles on the way this month.

The Waterstones Round Up: October's Best Books

From heavyweight fiction to a bevy of compelling celebrity memoirs, there are so many books to get excited about this month.