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  • Literary stars: 14 famous authors inspired by Surrey

    It's World Book Day on Thursday and to celebrate Surrey's great literary history we've turned back the pages to look at 14 famous authors - from Aldous Huxley to Jane Austen - who have lived and found inspiration here.

  • Books: what to read this month

    Looking for that next juicy read? Harriet Steel, the Surrey-based author of nine mysteries and four historical novels, reveals her five all-time favourite tomes. Bye-bye reading rut.

  • Cheaper than therapy: self-help books for 2021

    Being stuck inside for a year hasn’t done us a ton of good, but help is at hand. Try one of these tomes designed to get our work, home and head space in order.

  • Books: what the authors read – Fliss Chester

    What books do authors favour? We've had a rummaged through the bookshelves of Fliss Chester, the Surrey-based author of five novels, to discover some of her faves.

  • Books: what the authors read – Jody Cooksley

    Looking for some literary inspiration to get stuck into during this winter lockdown? We've quizzed local authors on the books they've been devouring - this week Jody Cooksley, author of 'The Glass House', shares her favourites.

  • Best children’s books for 2020

    There's no shortage of great books for children - and each year a brilliant new crop is added to the stack. Here are this year's must-read books for every age, from tiddlers to pre-teens.

  • The best cookbooks for 2020

    Got a foodie in your life? Sick of making the same seven meals? Just a sucker for pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • 10 best books for teenagers

    Trying to inspire your teenagers to put down the devices and pick up a boo? The booksellers at The Cobham Bookshop have these suggestions.

  • 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.

  • 10 best books for primary school kids

    Reading can be soothing, uplifting, informative, entertaining - and a great way to connect with your child during lockdown. Here are 10 great choices for kids aged 5-8, thanks to The Cobham Bookshop.

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