Books

  • May’s Best New Books

    Want to get lost in a good book? Schedule some ‘me time’, here’s our pick of the best new releases for May.

  • Curtain-twitching suspense

    When literary duo Gaynor Pengelley and Julia Thum are not discussing plots in Waitrose, you’ll find them hanging out on a Thames towpath somewhere between London and Henley. Muddy tracks them down.

  • April’s Best New Books

    Seeking literary inspiration? Muddy’s professional bookworm Kerry Potter is here to help with her April picks, so clear space on your Kindle or bookshelves pronto. And if you have any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear from you – what are you reading right now? What’s been abandoned on your bedside table for months? Bookish musings in […]

  • The Muddy Guide’s flirty dozen

    Now that I’ve had a few days to acclimatise, I am loving the lighter evenings. Spring has sprung, I’m raring to go. So let’s hop to it and bounce into the weekend. Boiiiing… Boiiiing… The Thing That Came From Over There, New Greenham Arts Newbury, Fri 31 March Inspired by the Horror movies of the […]

  • March’s best books

    Seeking literary inspiration? Muddy’s professional bookworm Kerry Potter is here to help with her March picks. That precarious tower of tomes on your bedside table is about to getting even taller…. And if you have any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear from you – literary musings in the comment box below please!   How Not […]

  • 12 kick ass things to do this week

    In the spirit of International Women’s Day, the Muddy Guide’s a celebration of strong women, kick ass characters and having a good time. As Katherine Hepburn once said: ‘If you obey ALL the rules, you miss all the fun’. And we’re all about having fun…enjoy   Ladybird Book Exhibition, Reading University, Sat 11 Mar – Sun 2 Jul […]

  • Muddy Book Club – the team faves

    Having survived (or suffered in my case) World Book Day, let’s celebrate all things literary with some reading list inspiration in the form of our the Muddy Book Club (without the wine, sadly – although there’s nothing to stop you pouring yourself a glass while you peruse this. We won’t tell anyone it’s 10am). We’re an extremely *cough* cerebral […]

  • Whoop! We’re in the UK Blog Award Finals

    It’s been such a crazy year so far that I somehow forgot to tell you some really amazing news from *cough* last month. Oops! So it’s a massive and heartfelt thank you for those of you who suggested Muddy Stilettos as the UK’s Best Arts & Culture Blog before Christmas, because guess what? We’ve only […]

    • NEW! Muddy Book Club: Februarys Best Reads

      Need a new book to get stuck into? Muddy, as ever, is here to help. Taking being a bookworm to a whole new level is Muddy’s Kerry Potter. She gets 300 – yes, THREE HUNDRED shiny new tomes delivered to her house every month as she’s also books editor at a glossy mag (won’t somebody think of […]

    • Your essential half-term Muddy (survival) Guide

      Half term is looming large, so in the interest of keeping our sanity, here’s my bumper Muddy guide to the coolest activities, day trips and top notch theatre to keep your kids entertained and save you from tearing your hair out. We can do this without the need of group therapy… but wine is essential! It’s always essential. For […]

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