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Arts & Books

10 best young adult books

This year’s tomes for teens don’t shy away from hard-hitting topics. IndyBest brings you the pick of the page-turners

10 best children's cookbooks

Encourage the kids to don their mini chef hats and get stuck in in the kitchen with our pick of books for budding cooks

11 best sports autobiographies

From dealing with pressure on the pitch to overcoming demons in their personal lives, IndyBest finds sports stars whose memoirs pack a punch

Stocking fillers: 10 best loo books

From dogs in cars to online etiquette, while away a few minutes in peace with one of these humorous, original and occasionally educational tomes

10 best pencil cases

Whether it’s their first day at school, uni or a new project, treat the student in your life to some smart stationery

10 best vegetarian cookbooks

From veggie classics to fresh new ideas for meat-free meals, we cook up a storm to find the most inspiring recipe books for herbivores – and carnivores too

8 best apps for writers on iOS

From Apple’s complete word processing software to a mind-mapper for creatives, here's our rundown of clever apps for all writers, students or professionals, to use

Mightier than the sword: 10 best pens

It’s National Stationery Week and the IndyBest team are celebrating the art of writing. These ballpoints, rollerballs and fountain pens will help you to make your mark on a page

Write up: 10 best letter writing sets

There’s never been a better time than the present to get back into letter writing as national stationery week approaches. Although we communicate with each other more than ever before, unlike our grandparents - or even parents - our emails are unlikely to be loving preserved as their letters have been.

Buen viaje: 10 best South America travel books

Whether you’re trekking to Machu Picchu or taking in the sun - and football – in Rio, take your pick from these inspirational and useful reads, chosen by Stanfords, the travel information specialists

The 10 Best personalised gifts

Add your own touch to Christmas this year with these personalised gifts. Just remember to get any bespoke orders in soon to guarantee they make it before the big day