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

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10 books by Margaret Atwood you need to read.
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From The Handmaid's Tale to The Blind Assassin, discover Margaret Atwood’s unmissable books

Feminist, unflinching, funny and addictive – these are the Margaret Atwood books everyone should own.

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Best horror books written by women
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The best horror books by women to get you ready for Halloween

If you’re looking for the undead or some scary supernatural happenings, look no further.

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Oxford Old Parsonage Hotel
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Book lovers – enjoy a cosy literary escape at this Oxford hideaway

The Old Parsonage Hotel is the perfect place to curl up with a good read.

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The Style List: 29 empowering stories about and by brilliant women

Add these to your pile right now.

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10 female writers who reinvented our bookshelves

From grip-lit and feminist manifestos to dystopia and Insta-poetry...

Best books of October 2019
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Autumn reads, breakout poetry and non-fiction books everyone will be talking about

October’s books are an unmissable mix of thrillers, true-life tales and iconic women writers.

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Inspirational quotes from literature
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Find your strength with 30 inspirational quotes from literature

In need of some support and inspiration? Find your inner strength with Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Harper Lee and more

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The best memoirs and biographies to curl up with on an autumn evening

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

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September's best new books
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From poetry to feminism via memoir, thrillers and great reads, September’s books are incredible

Some of 2019’s biggest book releases are about to arrive on your reading list.

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The best true-life books: from serial killers to con artists

True crime's unmissable classics plus brand new reads for 2019.

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Top 50 quotes on change from literature

All the inspiration you need for life's biggest moments of change

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The 10 new books you need for your August summer holiday

Charge up your holiday reading with August's best new fiction and non-fiction releases.

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The best non-fiction, addictive thrillers and moving stories: July books are here

Say hello to the 10 incredibly good books that will blow you away this summer...

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Caitlin’s book club: 10 books from 1995 that are still pure gold

The top ten page-turners that have stood the test of time

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The Style List

The Style List: shop 29 of Lily Allen’s ultimate home comforts

29 fabulous things for your home as chosen by Lily and her daughters Ethel and Marnie

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Summer reading
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The 11 summer books you NEED to add to your holiday reading list

Thrillers, millennial stories and incredible feminist non-fiction

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Someone Great on Netflix
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Romantic books, films and podcasts that even cynics will enjoy

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

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Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard
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The best podcasts, TV series and books about scammers to binge now

Obsessed with 2019’s breakout fraudsters Anna Delvey and Dirty John? Here are five more must-know cultural binges

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May 2019: The top 10 best books you need to read this month

These new books are here to make life that much better...

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New fiction, thinking self-help, culture, romance and beyond: April’s best new books

These are books your commute is crying out for

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