30% off bestselling paperbacks Waterstones sale

There is an ongoing promotion running at the moment with a 30% off bestselling paperbacks waterstones sale. See the books recommended from this list by Based Discounts below:

Based Discounts recommendations from the waterstones sale:

Stoner by John Williams et al

Save £2.70 in the Waterstones sale. Was £8.99, now £6.29.

William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father’s farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet, and after his death his colleagues remember him rarely. Yet with truthfulness, compassion and intense power, this novel uncovers a story of universal value. Stoner tells of the conflicts, defeats and victories of the human race that pass unrecorded by history, and reclaims the significance of an individual life. A reading experience like no other, itself a paean to the power of literature, it is a novel to be savoured.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Save £2.40 in the waterstones sale. Down from £7.99 to £5.59.

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.” Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. A thought-provoking love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns and – with David Levithan – Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

John Green has over 1.2 million Twitter followers, and almost 700,000 subscribers to Vlogbrothers, the YouTube channel he created with his brother, Hank. The Fault in Our Stars will capture a crossover audience in the same vein as Zadie Smith, David Nicholls’ One Day and Before I Die by Jenny Downham.

“Electric…Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy”. (Jodi Picoult). “A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more”. (Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief).

John Green is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. It lets you can join John’s 1.2 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen) or visit him online at website. John lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana.

And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini

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So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one…Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live in the small village of Shadbagh. To Abdullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her, even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection. Each night they sleep together in their cot, their skulls touching, their limbs tangled. One day the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father. Pari and Abdullah have no sense of the fate that awaits them there, for the event which unfolds will tear their lives apart; sometimes a finger must be cut to save the hand.

Waterstones also have great value prices on books that were adapted into films, some of which have been discounted. See the Based Discounts recommendations below:

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

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This is an official tie-in edition of this eloquent and powerful memoir, to accompany Steve McQueen’s major new film starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Quvenzhane Wallis. Solomon Northup is a free man, living in New York. Then he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Drugged, beaten, given a new name and transported away from his wife and children to a Louisiana cotton plantation, Solomon will die if he reveals his true identity.

This is the searing true story of his twelve years as a slave: the endless brutality, daily humiliations and constant fear, but also the small ways in which he and his fellow men try to survive. Twelve Years a Slave is a unique, unflinching record of slavery from the inside, and the incredible account of one man whose life was ripped from him – and who fought to get it back.

“A moving, vital testament to one of slavery’s “many thousands gone” who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation”. (Saturday Review). “I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank’s diary, only published nearly a hundred years before”. (Steve McQueen). Solomon Northup was a free man kidnapped into slavery in Washington, D.C. in 1841. Shortly after his escape, he published his memoirs to great acclaim and brought legal action against his abductors, though they were never prosecuted. The details of his life thereafter are unknown, but he is believed to have died in Glen Falls, New York, around 1863.

Philomena by Martin Sixsmith

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When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising never to attempt to see her child again, she nonetheless spent the next fifty years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic.

Philomena’s son, renamed Michael Hess, grew up to be a top Washington lawyer and a leading Republican official in the Reagan and Bush administrations. But he was a gay man in a homophobic party where he had to conceal not only his sexuality but, eventually, the fact that he had AIDs. With little time left, he returned to Ireland and the convent where he was born: his desperate quest to find his mother before he died left a legacy that was to unfold with unexpected consequences for all involved.

Philomena is the tale of a mother and a son whose lives were scarred by the forces of hypocrisy on both sides of the Atlantic and of the secrets they were forced to keep. With a foreword by Judi Dench, Martin Sixsmith’s book is a compelling and deeply moving narrative of human love and loss, both heartbreaking yet ultimately redemptive.

The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MARTIN SCORSESE, STARRING LEONARDO DICAPRIO (The Great Gatsby, The Aviator),MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY (Mud, Magic Mike), JONAH HILL (Moneyball), JEAN DUJARDIN (The Artist), KYLE CHANDLER (Friday Night Lights, Zero Dark Thirty) AND JOANNA LUMLEY (Absolutely Fabulous), AND ADAPTED FOR THE SCREEN BY TERENCE WINTER (Boardwalk Empire).

‘What separates Jordan’s story from others like it, is the brutal honesty.’ – Leonardo DiCaprio By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sunk a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him for at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called…THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.

In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. In this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent – the story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down.

Waterstones also have some great savings on thousands of travel guides. See the Based Discount recommendations below:

Brit Guide Orlando 2014 by Simon Veness, Susan Veness

Save £3.70 in the waterstones sale. Was £14.99, now £11.29.

Orlando has never been more enticing, with new attractions at all the main theme parks and lots of additional development elsewhere, with new hotels, restaurants, dinner shows, nightlife and much, much more. With this new edition of the UK’s best-selling travel guide, we have all the lowdown on everything of offer, the latest updates and the best way to ‘do it all’ in this Central Florida wonderland.

There really is no other place anywhere in the world quite like it, but it requires a fair bit of planning and preparation, and the Brit Guide is your best friend when it comes to getting the very best for your holiday money here. We have been visiting and writing about it for years and, as we live right here – about five minutes from Walt Disney World! – no-one can provide British visitors with better insight and more valuable advice.

We firmly believe this is the most exciting destination on earth, but it does make some serious demands on your time/wallet/patience, hence the need to your ‘homework’ in advance and take us with you at all times. We hate the idea of people spending their hard-earned cash on a trip to Orlando and not getting full value for it, so much of what we do is very much the tourist’s eye view of things, and not the glossy brochure version.

Australia – Lonely Planet by Meg Worby, Charles Rawlings-Way

Save £5.00 in the waterstones sale. Was £19.99, now £14.99.

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet Australia is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the magic of Sydney Opera House, snorkel with the tropical fish in the Great Barrier Reef, or watch the sunset over Ayers Rock; all with your trusted travel companion.

Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Australia Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including culture, history, art, film, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, and wine
  • Free, convenient pull-out Sydney map (included in print version), plus over 150 local maps
  • Useful features – including What’s New, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Walking Tours
  • Coverage of Melbourne, Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, Darwin, Uluru, Perth, Queensland, Adelaide, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Canberra, Brisbane, Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Phillip Island, Launceston, and more.

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Australia, our most comprehensive guide to Australia, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Charles Rawlings-Way, Meg Worby, Brett Atkinson, Lindsay Brown, Jayne D’Arcy, Anthony Ham, Paul Harding, Shawn Low, Virginia Maxwell, Tom Spurling, and Steve Waters.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet’s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It’s on everyone’s bookshelves; it’s in every traveller’s hands. It’s on mobile phones. It’s on the Internet. It’s everywhere, and it’s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *#1 in the world market share – source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

Pocket New York – Lonely Planet by Brandon Presser

Save £2.00 in the waterstones sale. Was £7.99, now £5.99.

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket New York City is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stand and applaud a razzle-dazzle Broadway show, take in the iconic skyline during a ferry ride toward Lady Liberty’s beckoning torch, or stroll along Central Park’s elm-lined walkways; all with your trusted travel companion.

Get to the heart of the best of New York City and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket New York City:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout *Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out New York City map (included in print version), plus over 16 color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhoods to help you determine the best spots to spend your time
  • Useful features – including Best with Kids, Walking Tours, and Don’t Miss (quick glance at must-sees)
  • Coverage of Lower Manhattan, SoHo, Chinatown, Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Meatpacking District, Union Square, Flatiron District, Gramercy, Midtown, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Harlem, South Brooklyn and more.

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket New York City is a handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance to travellers who seek only the can’t-miss experiences. Colourful and easy-to-use, this neighbourhood-focused guide includes unique local recommendations to maximize your quick trip experience.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Brandon Presser. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet’s mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It’s on everyone’s bookshelves; it’s in every traveller’s hands. It’s on mobile phones. It’s on the Internet. It’s everywhere, and it’s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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