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

Best new memoirs 2021

Real-life writing to love from Michaela Coel, Bernardine Evaristo and more

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  • Books to keep you going before the arrival of the new Sally Rooney
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    Normal People fans should read these books

  • The most re-read books by the Stylist team
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    Our favourite go-to books when times get tough

  • Summer’s must-read novel: Sorrow And Bliss by Meg Mason
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    This is set to be one of the biggest books of the summer

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Lisa Taddeo's Animal and 4 other books to read this summer
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Lisa Taddeo’s first novel and 4 other books that will blow your mind this summer

From feminism to race and sexuality, these new books are shaking up reading lists.

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Best new fiction for 2021: Sally Rooney to Raven Leilani
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52 must-read novels that everyone will be talking about this year

From Raven Leilani's Luster and Animal by Lisa Taddeo to Sally Rooney's Beautiful World, Where Are You.

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6 books to read if you liked Daisy Jones And The Six
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6 more brilliant books to read if you enjoyed Daisy Jones And The Six

From author Taylor Jenkins Reid’s follow-up to insiders’ takes on the music industry that reveal love stories, drink, drugs and bitter feuds.

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Best paperbacks to read in the park
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The best new paperbacks to take to the park this spring

Head to the park with some of the best paperback books for spring 2021.

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22 new books where incredible women take centre stage

Memoirs, biographies, fiction, poetry and self-help from women who will change your life.

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20 brilliant new novels, essays and poetry collections to read this month

From comfort reads to uplifting poetry and excellent thrillers – lose yourself in some amazing books.

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11 memoirs, self-help and real-life books to read in 2021

Millennial burnout, memoirs and must-read stories for this year.

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Food and Drink

Stylist Loves Christmas: 21 kitchen gifts for cooking and entertaining fans

Cool tableware, clever gadgets and kitchen icons that make perfect gifts.

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Stylist Loves Christmas: 29 alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) festive gifts

Best craft alcohol, beers, spirits, cocktails and bottles for Christmas.

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Stylist Loves Christmas: 33 of the best chocolate creations to gift

From chocolate yule logs to tasting bars and festive boxes, this is the best chocolate for Christmas 2020.

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Stylist Loves Christmas: books and literary gifts for everyone in your life

From big reads and memoirs to stocking fillers and cookery books, these are the book gifts for Christmas.

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Stylist Loves Christmas: 23 incredible prints to elevate any space

From minimalist line drawings to stunning travel photography, these are the most beautiful prints to buy right now.

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Stylist Loves Christmas: 14 unique vases to gift all the homeware fans on your list

From glass and ceramic to colourful and animals, the best vases for Christmas 2020.

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Stylist Loves Christmas: the best hampers for 2020

Luxury food and drink, gin, cheese, afternoon tea, chocolate and more.

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Stylist Loves Christmas: 24 tasty gift ideas for all the foodies in your life

From artisan spices to vegan puddings and DIY recipe kits

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October 2020 books
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10 new reads for your bedside table

New writing from Alicia Garza, Yomi Adegoke, Elizabeth Uviebinené, Grace Dent and Jamie Windust

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

Nigella, Slay In Your Lane, Laura Bates… autumn is packed with essential reads you can’t miss

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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

From shock break-ups to new ways of living, find wisdom and comfort in these titles.

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

Find a patch of sun, curl up and lose yourself in some of the greatest reads of the year

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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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