It’s September and that means one thing: BAKE OFF IS BACK! That’s right, everybody’s favourite, guilt-free reality TV show is back, full of flaky pastry and biscuits that snap… To celebrate here’s our edit of what to be baking (and, more importantly, reading) every week while you wait for that…
Last week, we hosted our fabulous yearly Rooftop Book Club over at Bookends HQ, and many of you braved the rain for an evening of food, wine, and brilliant books! A special thank you to our wonderful brand partners, Prima magazine and Sanctuary Spa, as well as the lovely authors…
As our Bookends Beach Party series draws to a close for another year, we ask our authors one final question: Where in the world is top of your bucket list to visit? Beth O’Leary, author of The Flatshare I would really love to visit the southern United States and spend a…
I was recently asked what inspired me to write my new novel THIRTY, a story centered around a single woman on the cusp of her thirtieth birthday, and my answer was easy: single women! I was inspired by all the single women in my life; my single girlfriends, my own…
Despite the fact that the end of summer is beginning to creep upon us, we are still in holiday-mode! And what better way to make the most of the late summer days than to escape with a great ebook – and for only 99p! Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand ‘A…
Each week this summer, we’re asking some of our favourite authors to share their summer essentials. This week, David Nicholls, Sheila O’Flanagan and Beth O’Leary tell us which characters from their books they would whisk away for a summer trip… Beth O’Leary, author of The Flatshare Ooh, interesting question! I think I’d like Leon to take…
Each week this summer, we’re asking some of our favourite to share their summer essentials. This week, Ruth Hogan, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan share their holiday routine with us and we discovered whether they are city explorers or beach loungers. Ruth Hogan, author of Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel I’m…
Each week, six women of different ages and backgrounds come together at their local pub. There they form an unlikely darts team, but it is their hidden stories of love and loss that in the end binds them… Find out what the Friends of Bookends thought of Kit Fielding’s raw,…
A Stylist Must-Read and one of the most talked about books of last year, Holly Bourne’s debut adult novel, How Do You Like Me Now?, is a blisteringly funny, honest and moving exploration of love, friendship and navigating the emotional rollercoaster of your thirties. To celebrate publication, we’ve linked up…

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