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    A stunning debut novel, a futuristic thriller and an exquisite memoir are among books editor Kerry Potter's marvellous May picks.

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    Want to make the most of 2019? Muddy's culture vulture Kerry Potter has curated the best new TV, music, theatre, film, books and art of the year. Get yer diary out!

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      Check out our Top 10 kids tomes for Christmas, covering everything from fiction and poetry to story books and novelty.

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      From fashion to flora to fragrant Frida, here are 2018's most gorgeous coffee table tomes.

      • Muddy Book Club! November’s best new reads

        It's bloomin' freezing out there so batten down the hatches, commandeer the sofa and get stuck into Muddy's November pick of the best new releases, as chosen by books editor Kerry Potter.

      • Muddy’s literary salon returns!

        Henley, we're coming for you! Henley Literary Festival on Saturday 6 Oct, to be precise. Keep it free and take a gander at our amazing line-up.

        • The Berko Loop

          The Berko Loop is a map, a walk (or several walks), a cycle ride and a great read.

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          Give your mum a gift that has come from a local independent run by someone who loves what they do.

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