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  • Cookbooks 2020

    The best cookbooks to buy now

    Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • Top five books for Christmas

    Fancy giving your loved one a brilliant read this Christmas or better still, why not build a bedside stack just for yourself?

  • Seven of the best kids books from smalls to teen

    Marilyn Brocklehurst of Norfolk Children's Book Centre gives us her top reads for the kids this Christmas.

  • 10 best books for tweens

    Are your kids are too old for picture books, but not quite into the teenager genre yet? Here are 10 great books for children aged between 8 and 12, as suggested by The Cobham Bookshop.

  • Books for pre-schoolers

    Venture into a world of bad bunnies, bickering puffins and an otter who want to be king with these 10 brilliant picture books as chosen by The Cobham Bookshop.

  • Best ‘holiday’ reads

    Okay, 'holiday' might be stretching it - but these books are certainly providing us with welcome escapism during lockdown! Here's our Muddy editors top reads.

  • 10 mood-boosting books

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

  • Lockdown literary list

    Need a little escapism - hell yeah! Check out Muddy Surrey's top 50 book recommends.

  • March reads

    If we're housebound for the foreseeable, no better time to stock up on good books. Here's this months recommended reads.

  • 5 things I’ve learned about motherhood

    Acclaimed author (and Muddy favourite) Clover Stroud is in the midst of raising her 5 children. Miraculously she's found time to write a book about it all. Here's a taster.

  • Best books this February

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

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