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Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

Waterstones bookseller and keen bird-watcher Greg Eden on Robert Macfarlane's latest book, Landmarks, and the connection between language and nature.

So, you want to be a writer?

So, you want to be a writer?

Are you sure? Writing involves a lot of staring at screens, making stupid gesticulations as you try to find the right word, self-loathing, drinking to forget, rejection after rejection and very little money. Still here? Okay, Rowan Whiteside from our Norwich bookshop with her pick of the best creative writing books.

Five Words and Phrases Derived from Mistranslations

Five Words and Phrases Derived from Mistranslations

Paul Anthony Jones, author of Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities, celebrates International Translation Day with five mistranslated words and phrases.

Learn a new language today. Browse our Writing Guides and Language books for the perfect accompaniment to your holiday or language course, or learn to teach with an English Language Teaching book. Also, hobbyists will love our coffee-table Reference books - which make a stylish and knowledge-filled addition to your living room, which you can dive into at your leisure.