What’s more magical than a Waterstones Exclusive edition? We’re struggling to come up with an answer, because we have been absolutely bewitched by their beautiful exclusive edition of the The Winter Garden, the captivating new adult novel by Alexandra Bell (aka Alex Bell). This fabulous Waterstones edition features beautiful floral sprayed edges. Del Rey will be publishing in hardback in the UK on 2nd September 2021.

Waterstones called it: ‘A mesmerising, stunningly crafted story of loss and the importance of dreams, The Winter Garden sees a young woman enter a competition to design a spectacular pleasure garden, with a promise to revisit the magical place of her childhood if she wins.’

Welcome to the Winter Garden. Open only at 13 o’clock.

You are invited to enter an unusual competition.

I am looking for the most magical, spectacular, remarkable pleasure garden this world has to offer.

On the night her mother dies, 8-year-old Beatrice receives an invitation to the mysterious Winter Garden. A place of wonder and magic, filled with all manner of strange and spectacular flora and fauna, the garden is her solace every night for seven days. But when the garden disappears, and no one believes her story, Beatrice is left to wonder if it were truly real.

Eighteen years later, on the eve of her wedding to a man her late father approved of but she does not love, Beatrice makes the decision to throw off the expectations of Victorian English society and search for the garden. But when both she and her closest friend, Rosa, receive invitations to compete to create spectacular pleasure gardens – with the prize being one wish from the last of the Winter Garden’s magic – she realises she may be closer to finding it than she ever imagined.

Now all she has to do is win.