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The Daughters and Wives Club

Over the last few years, a trend has developed on the shelves of your local bookshop.

Aside from the non-stop "confessions" and "secrets" of call-girls and shopaholics, there has been an influx of books with titles describing their female protagonist as being the wife or the daughter of anyone from a shoemaker to an ambassador. It's a curious trend, as referring to a women as the daughter or the wife of someone else puts the emphasis on their husband or father, rather than the woman the title suggests the book is about. But, feminist annoyances aside, books about daughters and wives have become a literary trend, with some these even becoming international bestsellers.

Click on an image below to launch the gallery of the many books about the daughters and wives of everyone from time travelers to tigers!



Cult books of 2013



Harry Potter fans, there's a Roald Dahl collaboration in the works

Are you ready for a magical Willy Wonka prequel?

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Oct 2016

Sarah Jessica Parker is launching a new line of fiction books

She’s channelling her inner Carrie Bradshaw…

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Oct 2016

New Ladybird books for grown-ups are all our work woes

Old pics, new problems

by Anna Pollitt
18 Oct 2016

These are the UK’s favourite pearls of Winnie-the-Pooh wisdom

He’s far more than a bear of very little brain, you know.

by Moya Crockett
14 Oct 2016

Bridget Jones's author on life, love and the importance of friendship

“No one can have it all”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
12 Oct 2016

There's now going to be a Good Sex in Fiction award

“We have laughed enough”

by Amy Swales
12 Oct 2016

Meet the winner of Stylist’s gothic short story competition

The big short

by The Stylist web team
10 Oct 2016

9 important life lessons from cult feminist Instagram poet Rupi Kaur

Happy National Poetry Day.

by Moya Crockett
06 Oct 2016

Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz to star in adaptation of Disobedience

They will bring Naomi Alderman’s debut novel to life on the silver screen

by Kayleigh Dray
05 Oct 2016

Watch eerie trailer for Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events

We’re sorry to say that the trailer you’re about to watch is extremely unpleasant…

by Kayleigh Dray
05 Oct 2016