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‘I never miss Carols from King’s’

Bookends author Marina Fiorato shares her favourite Christmas traditions with us… The soundtrack to Christmas for me is the Carol Symphony by Victor Hely-Hutchinson. My Christmas begins when I hear the first few arpeggios from […]

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1. It wouldn’t be Christmas without…

As part of our first Bookends Christmas, we decided to ask our authors to give us a little snapshot into their festive traditions and plans. The responses we had were so entertaining, or heartwarming, or […]

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Win a Birchbox Beauty Box for a year!

It’s Chrissie-mas time! To celebrate Chrissie Manby’s brilliant new novel, A WEDDING AT CHRISTMAS, and of course a little matter of Christmas itself being just a few weeks away, we’re giving you the chance to […]

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Monica Wood on how to pull readers’ heartstrings

Cry me a river… just not a whole river! Most readers like to cry for the same reason they like to laugh: they long to enter into a story so completely that their emotions overwhelm […]

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Jill Mansell’s Q&A for #BFILoveFest Virtual Romance Festival

As part of the BFI and HarperCollins Virtual Romance Festival 2015, authors were asked to participate in a Q&A. Bestselling author of THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU, Jill Mansell, was one of those contributors, and we […]

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The Greatest Love Stories in Literature, inspired by IF YOU GO AWAY

Compiling a list of my most romantic books brought home to me something I’ve long since known but tend to forget from time to time – books are incredibly powerful! Whilst my reaction to romantic […]

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Quick-fire Q&A with TRACY REES

If I were to be stranded on a desert island, my one luxury item would be… A gorgeous, hardback notebook with a beautiful (gold-embossed) design. I’d write in blood or charcoal if necessary. My most […]

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Team Bookends’ list of Inspirational Female Authors

2015 has been a fantastic for celebrating being a woman – from 100 years of the WI to the release of the first film ever to document the struggle of the Suffragettes, we’re feeling inspired by […]

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Natalie Meg Evans tells us about the inspiration behind her e-book novella A GOWN OF THORNS

The inspiration behind a story can lie dormant for years, as I discovered when I started to scan out A Gown of Thorns. Its location is the glorious Dordogne, a region of France that encapsulates […]

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Jo Thomas tells us how her love for the autumnal seaside inspired A RED SKY AT NIGHT

Well, the clocks have gone back. The evenings are darker and autumn is slowly but surely showing us her true colours – red, orange, yellow and gold. I love this time of year; love it! […]

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7 Books Set In Paris – by Alexandra Potter

As Audrey Hepburn famously said, ‘Paris is always a good idea’. Just the name conjures up images of strolling along the banks of the Seine, inhaling the smell of fresh croissants and café crème and […]

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