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 incredible Pulitzer Prize winners by women

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    The best new books out in March 2020

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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

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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: 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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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: 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: 30 little pick-me-ups for January

Something caught your eye in this week’s magazine?

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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 Style List: 30 New Year pick-me-ups

Something caught your eye in this week’s magazine?

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Why Jane Austen is as relevant and beloved as ever

2020 will see feminist novels, a film, a TV series and a play all inspired by her work.

The best books to read in the new year.
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10 books everyone will be reading in January 2020

Memoirs, essays and thrillers to shake up your reading.

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Inspirational quotes from literature
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30 of literature’s most inspirational quotes about strength

In need of some support and inspiration? Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Harper Lee and more have encouraging words for you.

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The 29 books everyone will be raving about in 2020

Hilary Mantel, Eimear McBride, Layla Saad – here are the new books to pre-order now.

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Best historical fiction by women.
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Incredible reads based on true-life tales

Unmissable historical books from Hilary Mantel to Yaa Gyasi.

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Why are great women writers still adopting male pseudonyms?

How much has really changed since George Eliot’s time?

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The Style List: 29 perfect rom-coms, as picked by Roxane Gay

Hours of joyous escapism await

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The 11 best fiction and feminist reads for November

From Elizabeth Strout to Emma Forrest, these 11 incredible books will excite your mind and heart this winter.

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