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Graham Norton, whose impish charm and quick wit has earned him a place in our hearts, looks back at his life so far. In his own words, SO ME is ‘a real romp through a journey from living in a cockroach-infested council flat in Hackney to buying Claudia Schiffer’s townhouse in Manhattan, from my mother dragging me to school to me dragging her to Sharon Stone’s house for New Year’s brunch’. From a not-so miserable Irish childhood to dropping out of Cork University and joining a commune of hippies in San Francisco, from his disastrous attempts at becoming a serious actor to the rise of his comedy career in London, this is a hilarious, insightful and moving account of a colourful life.
A hilarious rom-com that will make you laugh out loud
The List. Ten things Phoebe’s always wanted to do in bed but has never had the chance (or the courage!) to try. Faced with a new year but no new love, Phoebe concocts a different kind of resolution: one year of pleasure, no strings attached. A bucket list for between the sheets, if you will. But factor in meddlesome colleagues, friends with benefits, getting frisky al fresco and maybe, possibly, true love and Phoebe’s got her work cut out for her.
“Funniest read for a long time” – 5* Reader Review
The Gown is an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century – Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown – and the fascinating women who made it.
London, 1947: Besieged by a harsh winter, burdened by shortages and rationing, the people of post-war Britain are suffering despite their nation’s recent victory. For Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell, a glimmer of brightness comes in the form of their unlikely friendship and being chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honour: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.
Toronto, 2016: Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved nan, who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before? And what was her nan’s connection to the celebrated textile artist and Holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin?
The #1 Kindle Bestseller returns with a gorgeous summer read about romance, family and the secrets we keep from those we love.
Following the wishes of her parents to keep her safe during the war, a young girl, Julia, enters a convent in Barcelona. Looking for a way to maintain her links to the outside world, she volunteers to help in a maternity clinic. But worrying adoption practices in the clinic force Sister Julia to decide how far she will go to help those placed in her care.
Six months after her parents’ shocking death, 34-year-old journalist and jazz enthusiast Ruby Rae has finally found the strength to pack away their possessions and sell the family home. But as she does so, she unearths a devastating secret that her parents, Vivien and Tom, had kept from her all her life.
‘Sun-soaked escapism’ – Best
Serena and Poppy were teenagers when they were branded as the Ice Cream Girls.
When they were accused of murder, one of them was sent to prison while the other was set free.
Now, 20 years later, one of them is doing all she can to clear her name and the other is frantically trying to keep her secrets.
‘Got out hearts racing, our minds boggling and us page-turning like there’s no tomorrow’ Heat
‘An instantly involving psychological thriller’ Telegraph
Emotional, page-turning fiction from the author of #1 EBOOK BESTSELLER, THURSDAYS IN THE PARK.
Nancy de Freitas is the glue that holds her family together. Caught between her ageing, ailing mother Frances, and her struggling daughter Louise, frequent user of Nancy’s babysitting services, it seems Nancy’s fate is to quietly go on shouldering the burden of responsibility for all four generations. Her divorce four years ago put paid to any thoughts of a partner to share her later years with. Now it looks like her family is all she has.
Then she meets Jim. Smoker, drinker, unsuccessful country singer and wearer of cowboy boots, he should be completely unsuited to the very together Nancy. And yet, there is a real spark.
But Nancy’s family don’t trust Jim one bit. They’re convinced he’ll break her heart, maybe run off with her money – he certainly distracts her from her family responsibilities.
Can she be brave enough to follow her heart? Or will she remain glued to her family’s side and walk away from one last chance for love?
‘Boyd is as canny as Joanna Trollope at observing family life – and better than Trollope at jokes’ Daily Mail
‘I defy anyone not to snort, howl and recoil’ The Sunday Times
‘Full of wicked asides, tart observations and sharp remarks that could only have originated in Graham Norton’s witty brain.’ Terry Wogan
Looking around the room I saw what life really was. It was made up of my passions. I saw my life reflected back at me. People I liked, people I loved, people I had shared half a century with. All the stories of my life were together in that one room and it made me very happy.
Who wouldn’t want a friend like Graham Norton? A little bit naughty, full of frank advice, bursting with gossip about the world’s biggest stars – but most of all with an emphatic love of life and all its joys, big and small.
Join him – glass of wine in hand, faithful doggy friend by your side – and delve in as he shares the loves of his life.