World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and book that takes place every year on 23rd April. World Book Night is all about celebrating the power of reading, to highlight the difference reading makes to people’s lives and to spread this message to anyone who doesn’t already read.…
1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret’s, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave. Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she stumbles on a letter from the past,…
This bank holiday weekend, why not bake a classic Easter Simnel cake? We are giving Bookends Mary Berry’s recipe, from Fast Cakes. Happy Easter! Download the recipe here.
We asked the Friends of Bookends panel what they think of Beth O’Leary’s debut novel, The Flatshare. Here’s what they said… Jen I really enjoyed this book! Basically it is about Tiffy and Leon who share a flat, but one does the night shift and one the day and weekends…
‘Fiction at its finest’ Liane Moriarty, Number One bestselling author She has never approved of you. But it’s when her body is found the secrets really start to come out… From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, Diana, she was kept at arm’s length. Diana was exquisitely polite, and…
Read an extract from Fiona Mitchell’s gripping and heartbreaking new story, The Swap Two women. Two children. But whose is whose? When two strangers, Tess and Annie, undergo IVF at an American clinic, their embryos are mixed up and each woman gives birth to the wrong child. The women only…
Today we’re chatting to debut novelist extraordinaire Beth O’Leary about new reads, new beginnings and Easter. Her first novel, The Flatshare, is the uplifting story of Tiffy and Leon who share a flat, share a bed but have never met… When you’re on the hunt for a new read, how…
This Easter, we’re introducing you to some of our most exciting debut authors for 2019. Juliet Grames is the author of The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna, a captivating and huge-hearted novel spanning rural Calabria and mid-century Connecticut, which follows the life (and deaths) of one exceptional woman.…
Team Bookends have got the eBook bargain for you this April, whether you’re searching for an uplifting read to get lost in, or on the hunt for some 99p food inspiration from some of the biggest names in cookery – including Gordon Ramsay, Mary Berry, Liam Charles and Donal Skehan!…
Emily Gunnis previously worked in TV drama and lives in Brighton with her young family. She is one of the four daughters of Sunday Times bestselling author Penny Vincenzi. The Girl in the Letter is her debut novel. When you’re on the hunt for a new read, how do you…
A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away. A mystery to be solved. 1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret’s, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave. Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate…

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