The best thing about reading a book and falling in love with it completely, is then being able to pass it on to your friends and talk about it endlessly, right?! Here are some of the literary gifts our Bookends authors will be giving this year to spread that bookish love! Aren’t they a generous bunch?
In my humble opinion, there is no point whatsoever in giving people bestsellers. Every reader will have caned through H is for Hawk, Love Nina (in paperback) and Go Set A Watchman already. They are in fact likely to be secretly offended that I’m implying (by giving) that they haven’t already read this lot. Far better to go utterly retro and give vintage hardbacks of Kingsley Amis, Stella Gibbons or Enid Blyton. They look delightful on any shelf and make people feel loved because a certain amount of effort went into buying them!
LOVE NOTES FOR FREDDIE by Eva Rice is available to buy in hardback and is being published in paperback on 28th July 2016.
The Hive Beach Café Cookbook (Britain’s first beach café cookbook) for my foodie son and daughter in law Luke and Agata.
Brides of War by June Tate for my mother who loves a good and gritty story.
Secret Places of West Dorset by Louise Hodgson for my husband Grey who loves to explore.
THE SAFFRON TRAIL by Rosanna Ley is available to buy in paperback, and her next novel LAST DANCE IN HAVANA is being published on 19th May 2016.
This year I’ll be giving friends a copy of Girls will be Girls by Emer O’ Toole
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Tender by Belinda McKeon
and The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
ASKING FOR IT by Louise O’Neill is available to buy now, and it has just won the Irish Book of the Year award!
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