Andrea Stephens

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Just add water: how to take cuttings from houseplants

I love to watch roots grow, particularly in winter<p>I am the crazy cat lady of the house plant world. I have <i>so many</i> of them. Closing the curtains has become quite the task, as you snake between specimens all vying for light. And yet I continue to take cuttings.<p>Many house plants are easily rooted in …

Gardening

Why you should stop eating white rice, according to a physician

From a nutritional standpoint, white rice pales in comparison to its whole grain cousin, brown rice.<p>It gets digested quickly, is rapidly processed …

I Seriously Could Not Put This Book Down

As an avid reader, there’s nothing I love more than becoming so entranced by a book that the hours—and pages—fly by. It’s a thrill I constantly chase.<p>…

Books

Book Club: Everland

<b>April 1913.</b><p><b>1</b><p>Running on the beach. Chaotic noises, busy. A call; a male voice shouting in the wind. The sound of something happening in the surf.<p>It …

Read The Raven's Head

<b>Norfolk, England</b><p>And the air of the four quarters of the world must occupy three parts of the room that the death song of the swan may be distinctly …

Book Club: The Black Eyed Blonde

It was one of those Tuesday afternoons in summer when you wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the air of …

Lisbeth Salander returns in The Girl in the Spider's Web

Very quickly, <i>The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo</i> became <i>The Girl Who Kept Me Awake At Night</i>. Eighty pages into <b>Stieg Larsson</b>'s first book and I was hooked …

Books

Book Club: The Betrayers

<i>The Betrayers</i> by David Bezmozgis is a compelling story of loyalty and intrigue. Set in a small crumbling resort in the Crimea, two men meet after …

Book Club: Viper Wine

<b>Hermione Eyre's</b> <i>Viper Wine</i> transports us to Whitehall Palace in 1632 and the court of Charles I. Here the ladies of the court imbibe a potent new …

Book Club: Astonish Me

Prize-winning author <b>Maggie Shipstead</b> follows up <i>Seating Arrangements</i> with her new novel <i>Astonish Me</i>. Taking us on a whirlwind tour across two …

Patrick Gale on his new novel, A Place Called Winter

<i>A Place Called Winter</i> is a Western – a 1900s wild west adventure viewed through the eyes of an initially soft, unheroic Englishman who, through …

The Oxford inspiration behind the All Souls trilogy

Exclusive to the Waterstones edition of <i>The Book of Life</i>, Deborah Harkness has written a guide to the locations that inspired her <i>All Souls</i> Trilogy. …

Your next thriller

<i>After the Crash</i> by Michael Bussi sold over 700,000 copies in its native France and, now published in the UK, has quickly established itself as a …

Book Club: The Enchanted

An inmate on death row in a maximum security prison awaits his final fate. As he sits he hears the story of York, the prisoner in the next cell, and …

Book Club: All the Light We Cannot See

We love <i>All the Light We Cannot See</i> so much that as well as being one of our Book Club books, it was also our Fiction Book of the Month last …

Moon

Fiction Book of the Month - Perfidia

Now, I could write here about how much we like <i>Perfidia</i> but you'd expect that. It is our Fiction Book of the Month, after all. It shouldn't come as …

Opening Lines: The Well

There's nothing more exciting than discovering a new voice, writing at the start of their career. That's why we're highlighting our favourite debut …

National Security

Book Club: The Peripheral

FlynneFisher thinks she is living the dream that many yearn for - playing elaborate computer games for money. Yet after she witnesses a graphic …

The Second Half

Newly updated, <i>The Second Half</i> is a brutally honest and frank memoir from one of the most iconic and opinionated footballers of recent years. Written …

The End of Days wins the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

<i>We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. By continuing to use the site you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more.</i><p>The …

Opening Lines: The Mountain Can Wait

There's nothing more exciting than discovering a new voice, writing at the start of their career. That's why we're highlighting our favourite debut …

Book Club: The Opposite of Loneliness

It's impossible to talk about this book without mentioning Marina Keegan. A brilliant young woman who, five days after graduating magna cum laude …

Fifty Shades of Grey returns...

Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.<p>Thank you for your …

The Year I Met You

In Cecelia Ahern's <i>The</i> YearI Met You, sometimes an ending is just a new beginning. For Jasmine, losing her job feels like she has lost everything. …

Music to read by: A Book of Scars

William Shaw,authorof <i>A Book of Scars</i>, discusses the music behind his <i>Breen and Tozer</i> series. Explore Sixties London through the music and listen to …

Cover Reveal: Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown

Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.<p>Thank you for your …

Book Club: The Year of Reading Dangerously

Andy Miller had a job he enjoyed and a family he loved. But, horrifyingly, there was no time for reading. Despite his busy life, he still wanted to …

The A - Z of Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson is without doubt one of the most renowned fantasy authors writing today. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Sanderson grew up reading …

Judith Claire Mitchell introduces A Reunion of Ghosts

<i>A Reunion of Ghosts</i> tells the intertwined stories of Lady, Vee, and Delph Alter, three devoted if beleaguered sisters who share a New York City …

Book Club:The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

Promoting a book can be scary. It’s exciting, of course, to have your story between real covers, in real bookstores for people to buy. But you also …