To celebrate Halloween 2019, we will be asking some of our authors some spooky questions! First up is Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Night She Died and Someone is Lying… What are your favourite spooky reads?  Am I allowed to say The Foster Child? No? Okay, in that case when…
In Fair Play by Eve Rodsky, she urges women to evaluate the distribution of responsibilities in their families and relationships. Chosen as a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, Fair Play seeks to show you that there is a way to share the mental load, rebalance your relationship and transform your…
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To celebrate the paperback publication of The Christmas Holiday, author Sophie Claire shares the inspiration behind her charming, heartwarming festive read! I’m often asked what inspires my books and in this case it was a very sad but true story which has haunted me since childhood. It happened to one…
‘A national treasure’ Independent ‘She’s baked her way into our hearts and hasn’t stopped since’ Prima ‘One of our favourite ever Bake Off winners’ Sunday Mirror FUNNY, HEART-WRENCHING, GENEROUS AND TRUE, IN FINDING MY VOICE NADIYA HUSSAIN SHARES THE UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES AND EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE MADE HER THE WOMAN SHE IS TODAY. ‘I am writing this for…
Read an extract from The Bobby Girls, the first book in Johanna Bell’s lively, uplifting saga about Britain’s first female police officers! Maggie and her new friends Annie, Irene and Sarah come from very different backgrounds, but they’ve got one thing in common: they’ve all signed up for the Women…
Muna Shehadi, author of Private Lies reveals her favourite… Book: Because I could never choose a grown-up book, I’m going with Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak.  I think this little story is perfect. It reads like poetry. Film: The Sound of Music. Food: Either a combination of…
Even as I type that I want to laugh. First there was ‘YOLO’, then ‘FOMO’ now ‘JOMO’. When will this odd obsession with abbreviation end? Is this the direction in which the world is heading? Maybe when I’m 80, my grandchildren will only communicate via a sequence of letters and…
The days are getting darker, the weather is getting cooler, everyone is digging out their jumpers from the back of their wardrobes, but for us at Bookends that means the arrival of our favourite season – autumn! We love snuggling up with a good book, hot drink in hand, and…
Read an extract from A Gift in December, Jenny Gladwell’s cosy, romantic tale inspired by London’s most famous Christmas tree. What readers are saying about A Gift in December… ‘A sparkling and heart warming Christmas gift of a read!’ Kathryn ‘A bit of Christmas magic’ Barbara ‘Charming, effortless and leaves…

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