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Book club news


Elizabeth Gilbert's The Signature of All Things is our August fiction book club choice. We're also treating you to some hilarious tales from across the globe with David Sedaris' latest success Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. Happy reading...

Summer Reads 2014


Summer is well and truly here so we've put together a marvellous selection of summer reads to help you choose the precious books that will make it into your suitcase. Do have a good browse and let us know if you think we've missed any must-reads off the list. 

Webchat with Karen Joy Fowler


There are many unusual families, but few are quite as unusual as Rosemary's - the bright, quirky narrator of award-winning novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Join author Karen Joy Fowler for a webchat on Tues 29 July.

Share your potty stories with The Prince and the Potty

the prince and the potty

It's Prince George's first birthday on 22 July and we're celebrating with Nicholas Allan's hilarious book The Prince and the Potty. Share your potty training stories with us to be in with a chance to win £100 worth of Random House children's books. 

Book giveaway

The Judas Scar

Will and His best friend parted ways after a horrific incident at school. Now years later, they meet again and the memories come flooding back. The Judas Scar, is the gripping new novel about the secrets that we try to bury, but can’t always hide.


Book giveaway

Aren't We Sisters

In a quiet town in Cornwall in the in the early 1930’s, three woman cross paths in an unlikely way. Following on from The Midwife's Daughter, Aren't We Sisters? is a vivid tale of crime, deception and friendship.  


Design a potato head competition


It's time to get creative... with a potato! To celebrate the publication of Sue Hendra's Supertato, Simon & Schuster are offering you some fabulous prizes. Help your children create their own Supertato-inspired potato head and upload a photo to our thread for a chance to win. 

"It came from having to cope with my grandmother's murder"


Tanya Byron's The Skeleton Cupboard was our non-fiction book of the month. She joined us for a webchat and talked about how a family tragedy was the catalyst for her work in mental health and answered your questions.

Mumsnet cookbook: Top Bananas!

top bananas

We're giving away 30 copies of Mumsnet's first cookbook, Top Bananas! Loaded with 120 tried-and-tested recipes (by Mumsnetters), there's breakfasts, Sunday lunches, cooking with kids and heaps more. Plus watch the video for our three-minute sponge cake! 

Mumsnet guides

Mumsnet Book of Bedtime Stories

Did you know that in addition to the vast repository of wisdom that is Mumsnet Talk, you can also get some of the best bits in book form? Find out more about our Mumsnet guides, including the Book of Bedtime Stories written by Mumsnetters. 

Top tips from debut authors


'Everyone has a book in them,' as the saying goes. If you're waiting to unleash your own story, we've tapped into the wisdom of some of the debut novelists whose creations have been featured on Mumsnet, and asked them to come up with their top 10 tips for budding authors

Join book club

Book club giveaway

If Goodnight Moon was the last book you finished and your brain is starting to atrophy, it's high time you joined Mumsnet book club. Brain-stimulating banter guaranteed. And free copies of our chosen books up for grabs, too.



Last updated: 23-Jul-2014 at 2:28 PM