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Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to two writers in unprecedented decision

'Ultimately there was no separating the winners,' say judges

7 best summer cookbooks

Summer is the best time to take advantage of in-season fruits and vegetables 

Why a book about witch trials feels weirdly relevant today

Philippa Gregory’s ‘Tidelands’ is a sobering reminder that fear of witches looked a lot like shorthand for the fear and loathing of women’s bodies, writes books columnist Ceri Radford

The book hoarders who are defying Marie Kondo

These bibliophiles say a book is far more than just an object

10 best gluten-free cookbooks to kick coeliac disease in the gut

Coeliac disease can make life difficult but it certainly doesn’t mean that sufferers can’t make and enjoy delicious food

Waterstones buys Foyles bookshops in bid to fight back against Amazon

‘Together, we will be stronger and better positioned to protect and champion the pleasures of real bookshops in the face of Amazon’s siren call,’ says James Daunt

The books everyone starts and no one finishes

Every Wednesday, Alex Johnson delves into a unique collection of titles