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Baileys Prize judges on their favourite books


At the Baileys Prize Book Bar, at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, we brought together a line-up of Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judges past and present, including 2017…

Tue 16 May, 2017

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Chapter One: The Power


‘Compelling from the very first page, The Power really will make you question everything you think.’ – Sam Baker, 2017 Baileys Prize Over the coming weeks leading up…

Sun 14 May, 2017

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Chapter One: Do Not Say We Have Nothing


‘This book is amazing. It’s about revolution, music and how people behave in very difficult situations’ – Sara Pascoe Over the coming weeks leading up to the announcement of…

Fri 12 May, 2017

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The 8 Best Crime Books from the Thriller Queens


At the Baileys Prize Book Bar, at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, we brought together a line-up of internationally bestselling writers to talk about what makes a great thriller. The…

Mon 1 May, 2017

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Stay With Me: Chapter One


‘I love this book… A vital, fresh moving debut.’ – Tessa Ross, 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Chair of Judges Over the coming weeks leading up to…

Mon 1 May, 2017

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The 8 best funny books, from the Queens of Comedy


At the Baileys Prize Book Bar, at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road earlier this month, we brought together four brilliantly funny women to talk books and comedy. The wonderful…

Thu 20 April, 2017

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The Dark Circle: Chapter One


‘Great relationships, fabulous colourful characters and a gripping story.’ – 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judge Katie Derham Over the coming weeks leading up to the announcement of…

Wed 19 April, 2017

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The best of the Baileys Prize Book Bar 2017


If you didn’t manage to join us for this year’s Baileys Prize Book Bar at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, don’t worry! We’ve got the edited highlights for you…

Mon 17 April, 2017

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Friday Finale at the Baileys Prize Book Bar


Last night we brought this week’s brilliant Baileys Prize Book Bar to a close in style with an evening of two parts. First up, Lisa McInerney, winner of the 2016…

Sat 8 April, 2017

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Comedy Queens at the Baileys Prize Book Bar


Last night, the Baileys Prize Book Bar played host to an array of brilliantly funny women, including comic, author and 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judge Sara…

Wed 5 April, 2017

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Thriller Queens at the Book Bar


Last night at the Book Bar, four internationally bestselling crime writers took to the stage at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road in front of a packed out crowd to discuss…

Tue 4 April, 2017

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Lunchtime shortlist readings at the Book Bar


This lunchtime we’re taking over Waterstones Tottenham Court Road for the Baileys Prize Book Bar shortlist readings! If you can’t join us in person, scroll down for exclusive…

Tue 4 April, 2017

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