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  • Need something to read in the sunshine?

    Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter picks this month's best books. Ignore your family and friends, and get stuck in!

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    Seeking new book inspo?

    Do yourself a favour and make it one of Muddy pro-bookworm's Kerry's perfect picks for March. Clear space on your Kindle!

  • Rebel rebel

    We adore this illustrated children's book about kick-ass women, published just in time for International Women's Day. Nab a copy and your daughter will love you forever.

  • Where Clover goes

    Oxfordshire-based Clover Stroud, author of bestselling memoir Wild Other, lets us in on her coolest local hangouts.

  • Muddy Book Club

    Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter is all about real-life stories this month. Well, the truth is often stranger than fiction, after all.

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    The best January reads

    Hiding under the duvet or plonked on the sofa? Don't blame you. Here's what to read while you hibernate.

  • The top 10 children’s books

    The very best stories of 2017 to inspire young, imaginative minds, as chosen by Banbury indie experts (and Muddy faves) Book & Ink.

  • Top 10 Non-Fiction Books

    Politics, cookery, wildlife and, er, Princess Margaret are all on the hot list for Xmas, according to the Gerrards Cross Bookshop.

  • Top 10 Picture Books for Xmas

    The cutest, loveliest, gotta-read-em books to inspire little ones, as chosen by The Woodstock Bookshop in Oxfordshire.

  • Best Fiction Books for Xmas

    Nothing better than a good read for the Crimbo hols, and The Marlow Bookshop has given its starter for 10 (well 11, but who's counting?).

  • Is this the new Girl On The Train?

    ‘Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life‘ so begins The Girl Before, a psychological thriller by J.P. Delaney, out this month and already destined for the silver screen in a film directed by Ron Howard. I was given an advance copy by Nash at the lovely Much Ado Books which has a shelf […]

  • It’s a family affair

    The Hornbys are a talented bunch. Author Gill Hornby, sister of Nick, shares her favourite places.

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    The 20 books we can’t wait to read (part 2)

    So we’re picking up where we left off with Hungerford Bookshop owner Emma Milne-White’s 20 ‘can’t wait to read’ books of the year. This is Part 2 of her list with her final choices from 11 to 20. In case you missed it, Part 1 was published last week. So, kick back and enjoy (I’m afraid I can’t transport you […]

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