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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Latest Stories

Easter 2022: the best food and drink
Food and Drink

The results of our most in-depth Easter egg taste test ever are in

The most delicious eggs, hampers and food gifts to try over the bank holiday weekend.

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Amazing new books for March 2022
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The 33 unmissable books to know this month

Gripping thrillers, memoirs, essays, feminist non-fiction and more.

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2022’s biggest book trend: women on the edge
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Burned out? 2022’s biggest book trend shows you’re not alone

A new wave of fiction books is articulating what we’re feeling right now – and how to move past it.

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Self-help books for 2022
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The Stylist team road tests 2022’s biggest self-help books

From money and sleep to toxic positivity, here are the books to help you rethink your life.

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The 33 non-fiction books to start ordering now for 2022

Memoirs, essays, activism and humour: the best non-fiction headed your way in the next 12 months.

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40 alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) festive tipples to enjoy this Christmas

From beers to cocktails, these festive beverages will look great on your bar cart.

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21 tasty Christmas gift ideas for all the foodies in your life

From artisan spices to vegan puddings, indulge in these foodie gifts.

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christmas kitchen gifts
Food and Drink

16 brilliant kitchen gifts to buy for the cooking enthusiasts in your life

Cool tableware, clever gadgets and kitchen icons are on the list.

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Food and Drink

These 19 hampers will make for the perfect festive gift this Christmas

From gin to cheese, these hampers are packed full of sweet and savory treats.

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The big fiction books for 2022
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The big new fiction books for 2022

The books you’ll be reading next year: thrillers, love stories, comic tales and more.

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Best art prints for Christmas
Home and interiors

25 stunning prints to gift to the art lovers in your life

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

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Chocolate lovers, these are the tastiest treats to gift this Christmas

From chocolate yule logs to tasting bars and festive boxes, Christmas 2021 is the year of chocolate.

Best book gift ideas for Christmas 2021
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The best book ideas for Christmas 2021

Gift ideas for book lovers – from the best thrillers to inspiring cook books.

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9 books that will make your home instantly more beautiful
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7 books that will make your home instantly more beautiful

These new interiors books will change your home forever.

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Best new memoirs 2021
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Real-life writing to love from Michaela Coel, Bernardine Evaristo and more

From Black British icons to escaping cults, discover incredible non-fiction to read now.

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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 sweetest of love affairs, tormented moments and heartache.

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

From Zadie Smith and Nora Ephron to James Baldwin and Stephen King.

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This is set to be one of the biggest books of the summer

Meet one of summer 2021’s biggest books: Sorrow And Bliss by Meg Mason.

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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