Described as doing ‘for Edinburgh what the great mistress of domestic macabre Ruth Rendell did for North London’ Mary Paulson-Ellis’s debut The Other Mrs Walker is a twistingly entangled detective story with a difference. We speak to the author about the lost and the lonely, intricate plotting and Tunnocks Teacakes.
A dark and mysterious treat arrives from Joanne M. Harris this autumn. Inspired by the The Brown Girl ballad, A Pocketful of Crows is a fairy tale of love, magic, betrayal and revenge woven from traditional folklore. Pre-order here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Last, but definitely not least, in today's Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 videos we have the Older Readers category shortlist. The winners of each of the categories, and the prize overall, will be announced on Thursday 30 March. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Giant Jumperee - A new read-aloud classic from internationally bestselling author Julia Donaldson, beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury. Find out more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Following its sell-out success last year the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Book Bar is returning to Waterstones Tottenham Court Road in April for five days of fantastic events to celebrate outstanding writing by women. Tickets here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
A stirring and visceral exploration of women’s lives in Georgian Britain, Helen Dunmore's latest, Birdcage Walk, considers the traces we leave through history when we die through the voices of women who dared to think beyond the confines of their time.
What does it mean to be a refugee? This is the questions Viet Thanh Nguyen attempts to answer in his short story collection, The Refugees. These stories are a testament to the endurance of the human spirit beyond borders. Here we present an extract from ‘The Transplant’ to introduce Viet Thanh Nguyen’s timely and moving collection.