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  • Cookbooks 2020

    The best cookbooks for 2020

    Got a foodie in your life? Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • XMAS BOOK PICKS

    New books to give (or keep) this Christmas

    A well-chosen book makes the best gift, but we're sacking off the online giants this festive season to give our local independent bookshop the love it deserves. Here are the top picks for your loved ones from The Oundle Bookshop.

  • Read these! Best new books for October

    After a new read for your bedside table? Daunt Books Summertown shares the best new titles to sink your teeth into this month.

  • Your ultimate autumn culture planner 2020

    Culture vultures, grab your diaries. Here's your Muddy-curated cheat sheet to the season's best art, theatre, TV, books and film in the UK.

  • Kids driving you nuts? The best parenting books

    And we all thought parenting was hard BEFORE lockdown. Jeez! We've got five brilliant new books that promise to help.

  • Gardening books

    10 of the best gardening books

    Fancy getting all green fingered in the garden but don't really know where to start? Here's a helping hand with 10 terrific tomes to add to your reading list.

  • MOOD BOOSTING READS

    Press mute! 10 mood-boosting books

    While it feels like you're starring in a very bad disaster movie right now, turn the volume down on the gloom and read feel-good books only.

  • April books

    April’s new releases

    Powered through your bookcase already? Time for a new influx of instant classics.

  • Read these new releases this month

    After a little escapism? With flights grounded, we're reaching for the next best thing - a good book! Here are seven sizzlers to add to your reading list.

  • MARCH BOOKS

    Read THESE this month

    Book of the month: The Recovery Of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel This ridiculously compelling thriller’s premise is delicious: Patty Watts has just been released from prison, after serving five years for poisoning her daughter Rose Gold for her entire childhood (Munchausen Syndrome by proxy, basically). Despite everything she went through, Rose Gold, now in her twenties […]

  • Read THESE this month

    Reasons to be cheerful: spring has sprung and a brilliant new batch of March books has arrived. Gather around, and let Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter tell you a story.

  • 5 things I’ve learned about motherhood

    Acclaimed author (and Muddy favourite) Clover Stroud is in the midst of raising her 5 children. Miraculously she's found time to write a book about it all. Here's a taster.

  • The 5 best books out February

    Muddy's pro bookworm Kerry Potter has got five Feb fancies for your delectation. Read all about 'em - and then win the lot!

  • Hey, mini-bookworms! Brilliant reads for kids

    We know lots of little ones from toddlers to teens who love a good read, so here are a bunch of the best recent books for all ages.

  • Need a juicy new read?

    Best October 2019 books by Kerry Potter

  • Book picks for Autumn…

    ... and win 'em all! Curl up into a comfy chair, pour a glass of wine, and dive into a new fab book with this month's hottest new reads.

  • The top 10 books of the summer

    Don't pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you've read this! Muddy's books editor Kerry has picked the 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday.

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