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Storytelling is as old as time and, whether it’s an award-winning epic novel or a page-turning blockbuster, a great book can stay with you throughout your life. Here you will find the best books by everyone from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig, by way of twentieth-century giants like Harper Lee and Graham Greene, and modern-day maestros such as Hilary Mantel and Bernardine Evaristo.

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Our Best Fiction Books

The Man Who Died Twice
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Sorrow and Bliss
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The Khan
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How to Kill Your Family
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Silverview
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It Ends With Us
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Book Lovers
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The Island of Missing Trees
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The Thursday Murder Club
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
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The Lamplighters
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Still Life
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The Paper Palace
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Where the Crawdads Sing
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Malibu Rising
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Oh William!
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The Song of Achilles
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Death and Croissants
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Our Best New Hardback Fiction Books

Young Mungo
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Lessons in Chemistry
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Elektra
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Sea of Tranquility
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All The Lovers In The Night
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The No-Show
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The Candy House
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The Perfect Golden Circle
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None of This Is Serious
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Companion Piece
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Ruth & Pen
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Elizabeth Finch
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Portrait of a Thief
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Hush
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Wet Paint
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Sedating Elaine
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The Red Arrow
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Things They Lost
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Our Best New Paperback Fiction Books

The Man Who Died Twice
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Sorrow and Bliss
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Book Lovers
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The Road Trip
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Red, White & Royal Blue
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Open Water
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The Distant Shores
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How to Kill Your Family
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First Person Singular
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The Dangers of Smoking in Bed
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Light Perpetual
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Case Study
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A Passage North
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The Honour of Rome
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Whereabouts
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Animal
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The Sweetness of Water
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Snowflake
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Our Best Coming Soon Fiction Hardbacks

Lapvona
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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
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You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty
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Godmersham Park
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Vladimir
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The Murders at Fleat House
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We Had To Remove This Post
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Two Nights in Lisbon
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Nightcrawling
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Tiepolo Blue
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Either/Or
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The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley
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Meredith, Alone
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Ghost Lover
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The Good Servant
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Briefly, A Delicious Life
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These Impossible Things
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The Poet
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On the Horizon - The Biggest Fiction Books for 2022

The Passenger & Stella Maris: Boxed Set
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Stone Blind
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Babel
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Murder Before Evensong
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Carrie Soto Is Back
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The House of Fortune
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Heart of the Sun Warrior
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Girlcrush
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The Marriage Portrait
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Act of Oblivion
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Lessons
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Forever Home
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Demon Copperhead
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Illuminations
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Liberation Day
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Best of Friends
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The Last White Man
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Darling
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Signed & Special Editions

Silverview
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Bad Actors
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Death and the Penguin
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The House with the Golden Door
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People Person
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Elizabeth of York, the Last White Rose
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The Dance Tree
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A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting
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Wrong Place Wrong Time
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Elektra
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The Stardust Thief
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That Green Eyed Girl
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With This Kiss
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No Less The Devil
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Idol
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The Candy House
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Thrown
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The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
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Luxury Editions & Gift Books

Half of a Yellow Sun
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The Wolf Hall Trilogy
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The Great Gatsby
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The Handmaid's Tale
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The Smiley Collection Boxset
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The Mystery of the Blue Train
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Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales
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The Hobbit
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
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Wolf Hall
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Lanark
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The Penguin Modern Classics Book
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The Cicero Trilogy
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Metamorphosis
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Dune
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Rebecca
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The Appeal
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The Song of Achilles
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Little But Lovely

Galatea
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The Cat Who Saved Books
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The Bell Jar
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The Poetry Pharmacy Returns
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Recitatif
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Cat Stories
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Classic Cat Stories
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The Woman in Black
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Little Grey Cells
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Little Women
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Classic Dog Stories
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Dog Stories
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Jane Eyre
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The Death of Francis Bacon
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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Seriously Funny
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Great Books You Must Read

Our selection of classic paperbacks

The Handmaid's Tale
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My Brilliant Friend
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
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The Remains of the Day
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Rebecca
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Lord of the Flies
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The Road
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The Underground Railroad
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Americanah
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Wolf Hall
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
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A Little Life
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Excellent Women
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The Poisonwood Bible
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Carol
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The Bookshop
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High-Rise
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Trumpet
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Contemporary Fiction by Writers of Colour

There has never been a more essential time to discover these groundbreaking works.

Girl, Woman, Other
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The Vanishing Half
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My Sister, the Serial Killer
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Queenie
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Half of a Yellow Sun
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The Girl with the Louding Voice
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The Underground Railroad
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Homegoing
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The City We Became
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Such a Fun Age
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Black Leopard, Red Wolf
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Rainbow Milk
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White Teeth
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An American Marriage
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And Still I Rise
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The Fiction You Need to Read in 2022

From Julian Barnes to Sarah J. Maas, this is where you'll find the hottest new novels and poetry collections coming your way in 2022.

The Waterstones Round Up: May's Best Books

Inspired historical fiction, groundbreaking non-fiction and the return of 007; here is our pick of the best books coming this May.

Jennifer Saint on the Greek Myth Retellings She'd Love To Read

Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne, our Fiction Book of the Month for January, picks the female characters from Greek myth that she would like to see take centre stage.

Rosie Andrews on Her Favourite Novels Featuring Witches

Rosie Andrews, author of The Leviathan, recommends her top novels that dabble in witchcraft.