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The History of Bees
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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
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Circe
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Still Me
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Tangerine
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Retribution: The Centurions III
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You Me Everything
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Less
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The Idiot
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Men Without Women
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Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling
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How to Rule the World
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In Our Mad and Furious City
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Where The Light Gets In
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Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen
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Strange Meeting
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The Passage to India
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Heads You Win
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Love is Blind
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So Much Life Left Over
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Last Stories
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Never Anyone But You
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Warlight
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When The Curtain Falls
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Kill 'Em All
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How to be Famous
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Swan Song
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Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month

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Across a sweep of 250 years, Maja Lunde’s utterly chilling debut unspools the story of our civilisation’s near-ruin. From Home Counties England of 1851 to a future China at the end of this century, we witness the collapse of the bee, the prime pollinator and herald of life across the globe. Lunde presents this catastrophe through the lens of three parents, their lives shaped by the presence or loss of bees, and all in their way harbouring ambitions for their children’s future. Circumstance however casts an ever-deepening shadow, the small scientific obsessions of a Victorian biologist ultimately eclipsed by 2098’s sheer need for survival. The human story, however, remains the same, in a brilliant novel of intimate and sometimes frightening prescience.

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Mad Blood Stirring
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Never Greener
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Forever and a Day
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Love is Blind
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Rebecca
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Sail Away
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The Perfectly Imperfect Woman
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Why Mummy Swears
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The Only Story
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London Rules
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Still Me
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All That She Can See
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Almost Love
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Conversations with Friends
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How to Stop Time
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A Gentleman in Moscow
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The Song of Achilles
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The Power
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The Last Secret of the Deverills
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Dunstan
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The Cows
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The Last Tudor
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In The Name of the Family
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The Little Breton Bistro
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Exit West
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The Sea, The Sea
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A chair, a table, a lamp. Above, on the  white ceiling, a relief ornament in the shape of a wreath, and in the centre of it a blank space, plastered over, like the place in a face where the eye has been taken out. There must have been a chandelier, once. They’ve removed anything you could tie a rope to.

Offred lives in The Republic of Gilead, to some a utopian vision of the future, a place of safety, a place where everyone has a purpose, a function. But The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed.

If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

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The Power
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Station Eleven
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American Gods
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The Road
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Harvest
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The Bees
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Never Let Me Go
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Hawksmoor
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An Exclusive Interview with Andrew Taylor

Ahead of the publication of his new novel The Fire Court, Andrew Taylor talks to us about stepping back into the world of The Ashes of London.

Maja Lunde on Writing Fiction on Our Changing Climate

Our Fiction Book of the Month, Maja Lunde’s cautionary ecological fable The History of Bees, was a runaway European hit. Now that same success is being replicated here. For Waterstones, Lunde explains the genesis behind her frighteningly prescient bestseller.

Donal Ryan on Writing a Novel of the Syrian Crisis

Donal Ryan explores how the real life stories of Syrian refugees inspired his new novel From a Low and Quiet Sea.