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    Culture Queen! My August highlights

    A whole month of lolling in the sun (hopefully) requires a whole host of entertainment. Here are the culture picks I'll be soaking up this August, from must-see art to new albums

  • Summer books

    Read these this summer

    Page-turning escapism coming right up. Staycaying, Euro jaunt or chilling at home, here's what you should be reading this summer.

  • The best ‘holiday’ reads for lockdown

    Okay, 'holiday' might be stretching it - but these books are certainly providing us with welcome escapism during lockdown! Here are the latest releases the Muddy editors are reading in the back garden with a cocktail.

  • The Roasting Tin Around the World by Rukmini Iyer

    Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

    Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

  • Collage of books April 2020

    April’s new releases

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

  • 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.

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