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The Waterstones Round Up: March's Best Books
Spring is here and brilliant books are very much in bloom. Check out our favourites on the blog.
Bonnie Garmus on the Origin of Elizabeth Zott
Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry, our Fiction Book of the Month for March, provides a little background detail on her magnificent heroine, Elizabeth Zott.
Coco Mellors on Her Top Unconventional Love Stories
Coco Mellors, author of Cleopatra and Frankenstein, our Fiction Book of the Month for February, reveals her favourite unconventional romances.
Gill Hornby on Her Favourite Jane Austen Novel
Gill Hornby, author of Godmersham Park, our Fiction Book of the Month for January, reveals her favourite novel by the iconic Regency novelist.
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