Francesca Brown

Francesca Brown is books editor for Stylist magazine and Stylist Loves; she also compiles the Style List on a weekly basis. She is a self-confessed HBO abuser and has a wide selection of grey sweatshirts. Honestly, you just can’t have enough. @franabouttown

  • Books for autumn 2020
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    The best autumn reads for 2020 (whatever you’re in the mood for)

  • The 6 books to help you cope with change
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    The 6 must-read books that will help you cope with change in your life

  • The best summer reads for 2020
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    The best summer reads for 2020 (whatever you’re in the mood for)

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The 107 female authors everyone should have on their bookshelf

From Jane Austen to Bernardine Evaristo: discover the greatest women writers ever

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The best 8 books to get you through June
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Memoirs, thrillers and uplifting reads to buy right now

In the sunshine or curled up on your bed – be transported by these brilliant books in June.

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30 best gins
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30 of the best gins (and low-alcohol stand-ins) reviewed by the Stylist team

Because a G&T is probably what we need RN.

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Why it’s time to try online gaming

We have the games to match your personality.

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9 uplifting new non-fiction books we all need in lockdown

Read on for comforting books that may even give you the odd lightbulb moment.

The Style List
The Style List

The Style List: 30 independent business pick me-ups

Shop the full list from your computer to make a business owner smile

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Get stuck into April’s most gripping reads

Biographies, memoirs, fiction and more for your reading time.

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The books that shaped Lauren Steadman

The Paralympian shares the stories she raced through.

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Best Pulitzer Prize winners by women
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10 incredible Pulitzer Prize winners by women

The women who have won the biggest prize in fiction.

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March 2020 best new books
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The best new books out in March 2020

From memoirs to #MeToo thrillers, discover the books everyone will be talking about.

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The best memoirs and biographies to curl up with

Marilyn Monroe, Michelle Obama and more – these are the lives of women you need to read now.

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Romantic books, films and podcasts that even cynics will enjoy this Valentine’s Day

Satirical, sweet and self-aware – a new wave of modern love stories have arrived, and you’re going to fall hard

Most encouraging quotes from literature.
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Don’t let them grind you down with these encouraging quotes

From Margaret Atwood and Zadie Smith to Roald Dahl, take heart from these inspiring quotes.

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The Style List

The Style List: 30 smart sleep aids

Helping you get a great night's sleep on this year's World Sleep Day

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Find the sleep of your dreams at a spa on the Costa Blanca

Francesca Brown goes to a wellbeing spa on the Spanish coast to tackle her sleep issues.

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Books

Eimear McBride to Marian Keyes: 9 new books to read this February

Essential new book buys for your reading list.

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10 super-short and seriously powerful reads

Bites of flash fiction from Lydia Davis, Roxane Gay and more.

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The Style List

The Style List: 30 little payday pick-me-ups

Something caught your eye in this week’s magazine?

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The Style List: 30 little pick-me-ups for the year’s longest month

Something caught your eye in this week’s magazine?

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The Style List

The Style List: 30 little pick-me-ups for January

Something caught your eye in this week’s magazine?

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