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Featuring some of the summer's biggest titles, August is bursting with a great selection of books perfect for summer reading.
We mark the sad passing of one of children's fiction's true geniuses with a look back at his incredible career.
Devour the opening chapter of The Marriage Portrait, the forthcoming novel from the former Waterstones Book of the Year winner Maggie O'Farrell.
Photographic colourisation expert on A Woman's World, Marina Amaral explains the painstaking nature of her craft and the thrill of seeing the past anew.
Gabrielle Zevin, author of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, reflects on the nature of friendships old and new.
Enjoy an early extract from the forthcoming Sharpe novel ahead of its publication in October.
Discover a selection of captivating European novels and novellas - your spellbinding ticket to the Continent.
A selection of titles to help form an understanding of recent events in Ukraine.
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.
Victor Jestin, author of Heatwave, our Fiction Book of the Month for August, discusses his compulsive and enigmatic debut thriller.
By author of our August Thriller of the Month, A Fatal Crossing, recommends five thrilling murder mysteries set in trains, planes and boats.
A lost masterpiece that the nation was unprepared for in 1966, The Glass Pearls is reappraised by Faber editor Ella Griffiths in this exclusive piece.
Ruth Ware, author of The It Girl, celebrates International Friendship Day - whenever exactly it is - and reflects on literary friendships.
Sunyi Dean, author of The Book Eaters, on how the romance and beauty of the British landscape informed her acclaimed fantasy novel.
The author of the magnificent espionage thriller The Partisan talks about his journey of discovery in learning about Lithuanian resistance fighters.
Discover our hand-picked selection of the hottest crime reads for the summer.
From Margaret Atwood to Joe Wicks, this is where you'll find the hottest non-fiction titles coming your way in the next twelve months.
Adam Nicolson, author of Life Between the Tides, our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for August, reflects upon the incredible variety of life on the seashore.
Janina Ramirez, author of Femina, discusses why she felt compelled to find a fresh, more inclusive angle to recounting history.
Angela Hui, author of Takeaway, reflects on how Chinese food has adapted to its prevalence in the West - and particularly Britain.
The author of The Escape Artist talks about how he came to write about the forgotten hero of the Holocaust, Rudolf Vrba.
Michael Pedersen, author of Boy Friends, discusses the alchemical power of male friendship and how he came to write his book.
Christian Wolmar, author of British Rail, reflects on why now is the perfect time to write an authoritative history of the state-owned company.
Lindsey Fitzharris, author of The Facemaker, reflects upon disfigurement in World War I and the pioneering work of surgeon Harold Gillies.
The poet and author of Nightcrawling discusses her debut.
Master historian and author of Stalingrad Antony Beevor discusses his monumental new book, Russia.
Matthew Green, author of Shadowlands, reflects on academic writing, literature and the vanished places of Britain with his fellow historian Ian Mortimer.
The author of the former Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month Seashaken Houses discusses his new book.
In an enlightening interview, the award-winning author discusses the process of writing his new novel Elizabeth Finch
The author of the BookTok fantasy phenomenon The Atlas Six talks world-building, overnight success and making physics cool. .
The bestselling author of the Crescent City series talks characters, cover art and world building in this fascinating Q&A.
Kazuo Ishiguro talks about his new novel Klara and the Sun in an exclusive Q&A for Waterstones.
From stunning vegan barbecue to sun-soaked Spanish dishes, discover our pick of the most beautiful books for summer cookery inspiration.
The chef and author of Summer Kitchens and Mamushka shares a mouthwatering vegetarian recipe from her new book Home Food.
The national treasure and queen of bakes shares the recipe for her irresistible orange semolina cake.
Experience the spectacular tastes of Mexico City with this delicious recipe from Ciudad de Mexico.
Dominique Woolf, winner of The Great Cookbook Challenge with Jamie Oliver and author of Dominique's Kitchen, on how her dream came true.
Managing Director of Penguin Michael Joseph and head judge on The Great Cookbook Challenge with Jamie Oliver Louise Moore discusses the process of finding a winner.
Discover a mouthwatering recipe for pistachio and cardamom halva, from the pages of April's choice for Jamie Oliver's Cookbook Club.
Lose pounds without losing flavour courtesy of this delicious recipe for butter chicken from Meal Prep King.
Keep the kids occupied during the summer holidays with August's terrific selection of new books.
David Owen, author of Alex Neptune, Dragon Thief, our Children's Book of the Month for August, picks his favourite kids' sea yarns.
Embrace the adventure of the summer holidays with our selection of books about understanding and exploring the natural world.
Soar into an enchanting new adventure with our pick of the best children's fantasy from the past few years.
From relentless treehouses to woodland madness, brighten up the summer holidays even more with some spectacularly silly stories.
The new Waterstones Children's Laureate discusses what the prestigious role means to him.
Fallen in love with Alice Oseman's groundbreaking graphic novel series? Check out our selection of similar reads on the blog.
From Elle McNicoll to Julia Donaldson, this is where you'll find the biggest children's and young adult books coming your way over the next twelve months.
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