The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories: Treat your DCs to this beautifully illustrated treasury of 10 stories written by Mumsnetters - a great Christmas gift x










Welcome to the book-y corner of Mumsnet, a space packed with compelling guest author webchats, regular book giveaways and stimulating chats about brilliant books.

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Best books for Christmas 2014

Want a thoughtful, lasting present for friends and family? Browse our pick of fascinating reads - from fiction and non-fiction to cookery books and children's titles, there's something to whet every literary appetite.

January Book of the month: Elizabeth is Missing


Determined to read more in 2015? Join Mumsnet Book Club for free books and discussions with other readers - and the author - from the comfort of your home. We're kicking off the new year with Emma Healey's much revered debut novel Elizabeth is Missing. 

India Knight's beauty tips for over-40s

In Your Prime

To celebrate the launch of her new book, India Knight shares her top beauty tips for women in their prime- from finding the foundation that's right for you, to the importance of the 'c' word...

Book giveaway: The Bookstore

The Bookstore

When Esme discovers she's pregnant whilst studying in Manhattan, she's determined to master everything from Degas to diapers and starts work at a small bookstore to make ends meet. We'e got 100 copies of The Bookstore to give away.

Could you write a novel?


Think you've got a novel in you, but despair of ever being published? The winner of our fantastic competition will be represented by renowned literary agency Janklow and Nesbit - so don't put it off, get writing now!

Your stories published!

The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories

The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories - ten stories chosen from 600 entries by a panel chaired by former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne - is out NOW. We've 25 free copies up for grabs - find out more.

"One Day came from a paragraph in Tess of the d'Urbervilles"


Book club webchat: Bestselling author David Nicholls joined us to talk about his new novel, Us. See what he had to say on the difficulties of appreciating Great Art, being a parent and his 'Douglas tendencies'

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. 


Pride and Prejudice

Top rated: There's nothing worse than a dull book (well, apart from classic books repackaged à la Twilight). Pick a good 'un every time by checking what other Mumsnetters have enjoyed.

Local Independent bookshops

the winding stair

Mumsnet Local editors have rounded up the best of the independent bookshops. Check out the list to find great book stores in your area.

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. 



Last updated: 16-Dec-2014 at 1:58 PM