Books

  • Muddy Book Club

    Want to get lost in a good book? Here’s our pick of the new releases for the merry month of May…

  • The Muddy Book Club

    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 […]

  • NEW! MUDDY BOOK CLUB: FEBRUARY’S 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 […]

  • IS THIS THE NEW ‘GIRL ON THE TRAIN’?

    ‘Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life‘ so begins The Girl Before, a psychological thriller by J.P. Delaney, out this month and already destined for the silver screen in a film directed by Ron Howard. The novel comes after the huge success of female-centred psychological thrillers Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, (though, it would […]

  • WHY IT’S TOTALLY OK (AND GOOD FOR YOU!) TO BE *LAZY*

    Laurence Shorter is an author, leadership coach and stand-up comedian and his latest book, The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life (Orion Books, £14.99) is a charming and lighthearted look at a serious problem. We are all on the hamster wheel and it seems to be getting faster, so how do we stop? Is it really possible to […]

  • Ask the expert: 8 great illustrated children’s books

    With a new school year on the horizon it’s the perfect time to fire up your mini muddies imaginations with this list of the best illustrated books compiled by Holly Millbank founder of Fat Fox a fab new independent book publishing company – based right here in Kent. Come now, let the wild rumpus start! Publisher, […]

  • Wouldn’t You Though?

    This is mindfulness, Vogue style. Never mind those fiddly geometrical colouring books, now grown-ups can go back to their coloured-pencil collections with fashion still firmly in mind.

  • Top 5 books to get lost in nature

    I recently met lovely Laura Willan, one half of the couple behind Kent’s first Wealden Literary Festival. Laura’s passion for the environment and husband Andrew’s love of books led them to mastermind this festival which is a celebration of both those things – and taking place this 18 & 19 June at beautiful Boldshaves Garden, […]

  • Alex Brown: My Favourite Places

    Alex Brown is the bestselling author of five books and launched her career with the hugely popular Carrington’s series set in a seaside town department store. She now writes warm, witty and heartfelt novels centred on the cosy community spirit of village life. Alex lives in a rural village on the Kent and Sussex border, […]

  • The top 10 books

    With photos circulating of Tim Peake reading in space we are reminded that World Book Day needn’t be just for kids. I’m a bit of a book nut – it’s gotta be said. When my nose is in a good one, I do tend to block out the world around me and immerse myself completely in the […]

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