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This iconic author is back with a short story collection that's full of magical imagination

One of our greatest living writers, Margaret Atwood has a mind that refuses to be boxed in. From her dystopian vision in The Handmaid's Tale to the historical reimagining of Alias Grace, she's proven time and again how seamlessly she can flick between the present day and centuries past, the real and the invented. In Old Babes In The Wood (Vintage), her new collection of 15 short stories out today, Atwood has let her imagination fly once again, and the result is a delightful mish-mash of love stories, fairytales and fables. Several chapters are dedicated to Nell and Tig, an elderly couple whose lifelong love is captured in heart-piercing vignettes, while others tell of lost snails, disgruntled aliens and suspected witches.

"This is Atwood is at her magical best, using tropes from fantasy and sci-fi to shed light on the quirks of modern life," says Meena Alexander, Stylist's features editor. "In my favourite story, a daughter tries to work out if her spookily intuitive mother really does have magical powers, while in another the inimitable author imagines an extra-terrestrial being who is trying to make sense of an Earthly fairytale, brilliantly skewering the comfort us humans find in fictional happily-ever-afters. With her signature streak of creativity and wit on every page, this is a collection that's full of surprises." £22, Bookshop.org

Whoever you're treating this Mother's Day or International Women's Day, these six goodies are sure to put a smile on their face
Oliver Bonas / £14
Ceramic Mug
Iced coffee szn is evidently still a while off, so make her hot drink of choice taste infinitely better with this chic two-tone mug
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Thomas Sabo / £119
Engravable 18-carat gold-plated bracelet
With Scandi-cool gold-plating, and complimentary engraving, gift a timeless piece she'll treasure forever
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Heritage pink cocktail ring
This sterling silver ring brings a pop of pink with a sparkle of white zirconia stones she's sure to love
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The Pale / £14
Think rosé is only for summer? Think again with this pale Provençal variety, which tastes just as good during rain or shine
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Thomas Sabo / £139
Heritage pink necklace
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Elemis / £39
Pro-Collagen Rose Collection
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Luxury designers are loving denim accessories this season and the high street has taken note

Whether you're firmly on Team Skinny or currently into carpenter or barrel styles, jeans are the wardrobe staple that have staged a serious comeback since our lockdown love affair with elasticated waistbands. And now denim is giving big accessory energy for spring/summer 2023, with Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Acne Studios and JW Anderson all including bags featuring the hardy material in their collections, plus boots, trainers, heels and more currently splashed all over the high street.

Looking for an update on your usual crossbody or something roomier to help you carry your groceries, laptop and gym kit? Zara (£19.99), JW Pei (£109) and Whistles (£49) have you covered with their denim designs. And if you're as obsessed as we are with Loewe's Flow Runner sneakers and Miu Miu's latest New Balance collaboration, reach for Nike's retro dunks (£109.95) or Converse's classic high-tops (£65) or Run Star Hike platforms (£130) for a more purse-friendly alternative. For a smarter vibe, we'll be wearing Zara's denim ankle boots (£59.99), with Mango's pretty slingbacks (£59.99) bookmarked for when spring finally arrives. Lovers of Gucci's logo headband can opt for alternative takes by M&S (£10) and NamJosh (£49), while those stretching out the days between hair washes can count on caps by H&M (£12.99) and Arket (£35, available in light and indigo blue denim). Practical, versatile and stylish? Tick, tick and tick.

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