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  • Cookbooks-2020

    The best cookbooks for 2020

    Got a foodie in your life? Sick of making the same seven meals? Just a sucker for pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • Best coffee table books for Christmas

    Ahh, the coffee table book - the perfect blend of form and function. Here are some of the best releases of the year to add to your Christmas list...

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    Read these! Best new books for November

    It's bloomin' freezing out there so batten down the hatches, commandeer the sofa and get stuck into The Little Bookshop in Cookham's November picks. Then, boycott the big boys and order the lot from its new online shop.

  • October-books

    Read these! Best new books for October

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

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    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.

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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..

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