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  • Blue monster reading a book

    Lockdown literature for kids

    If the novelty of staying at home with your kids is wearing a bit thin, here are 14 brilliant books to keep them amused and out of the fridge for at least five minutes.

  • Press mute! 10 mood-boosting books

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

  • Pile of new books in front of daffodils

    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 best books out in Feb

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

  • January new release book piled up on table wiith jug of flowers and a coffee cup

    January’s best books

    What kind of insaniac leaves the house in January? Retire to the sofa pronto and get stuck into one of pro bookworm Kerry Potter's enthralling new literary picks.

  • Muddy’s best books of 2019

    So many rip-roaring reads, so little time. But Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter has made it easy for you - here's her definitive list of the year's best books. Get stuck in!

  • Gif of recommended books on Muddy Stilettos

    If in doubt, buy a book

    The Little Book Shop – Cookham's magnificent indie – has scoured the shelves and selected nine gift worthy reads for the impossible to buy for.

  • Best Children's books to give this christmas

    The Best Kids’ Books of the Year

    From toddlers to teens, we've got the best kids' reads of the year, as picked by our favourite local book shop.

  • coffee table books for Christmas

    The 10 dreamiest coffee table books of the year

    Clear space on your coffee table! Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter has 10 sexy, shiny visual feasts for your delectation.

  • Stack of books on a shelf with October new releases

    Need a juicy October read?

    Muddy's bookworm Kerry Potter has glorious celeb gossip, literary big-hitters and a must-read on relationships this month. Read all about her October picks - and then win the lot!

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