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Sneak-peek of the hottest releases we’re looking forward to reading this summer

With May now upon us, Team Bookends are looking forward to the summer months and most importantly, the summer reading! Here is a round-up of the top three books that we are most excited about this summer. Those Who Are Loved – Victoria Hislop Pre-order here Read an exclusive extract here The gripping new novel...

Read a sneak-peek of Her Husband’s Mistake by Sheila O’Flanagan

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Here at Team Bookends, we are offering you the chance to read an exclusive preview of the first chapter of the new book by No. 1 bestselling author, Sheila O’Flanagan! Her Husband’s Mistake is about marriage, tough decisions and true happiness. Roxy’s marriage has always been rock solid. After twenty years, and with two carefree...

Read An Extract of Nina Laurin’s The Starter Wife

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A gripping new psychological thriller, for fans of The Girl on the Train, The Girl Before and The Wife Between Us. Claire Westcott tries to be the perfect wife to Byron but fears she will never measure up to his ex, Colleen. After all, it’s hard to compete with the dead. Colleen went missing eight years ago. Her...

World Book Night 2019

World Book Night
World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and book that takes place every year on 23rd April. World Book Night is all about celebrating the power of reading, to highlight the difference reading makes to people’s lives and to spread this message to anyone who doesn’t already read. The Books World Book Night...

The heartbreaking true stories behind The Girl in the Letter

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1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret’s, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave. Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she stumbles on a letter from the past, the contents shock and move...

Mary Berry’s Easter Simnel Cake

This bank holiday weekend, why not bake a classic Easter Simnel cake? We are giving Bookends Mary Berry’s recipe, from Fast Cakes. Happy Easter! Download the recipe here.

Read an exclusive extract of THE MOTHER-IN-LAW by Sally Hepworth

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‘Fiction at its finest’ Liane Moriarty, Number One bestselling author She has never approved of you. But it’s when her body is found the secrets really start to come out… From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, Diana, she was kept at arm’s length. Diana was exquisitely polite, and perfectly friendly, but Lucy knew...

Read an exclusive extract from The Swap by Fiona Mitchell

Read an extract from Fiona Mitchell’s gripping and heartbreaking new story, The Swap Two women. Two children. But whose is whose? When two strangers, Tess and Annie, undergo IVF at an American clinic, their embryos are mixed up and each woman gives birth to the wrong child. The women only discover the devastating error three...

Unwrapped – Q+A with debut author Beth O’Leary

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Today we’re chatting to debut novelist extraordinaire Beth O’Leary about new reads, new beginnings and Easter. Her first novel, The Flatshare, is the uplifting story of Tiffy and Leon who share a flat, share a bed but have never met… When you’re on the hunt for a new read, how do you go about discovering...

This Easter, unwrap a debut author! | A Q&A with Juliet Grames

This Easter, we’re introducing you to some of our most exciting debut authors for 2019. Juliet Grames is the author of The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna, a captivating and huge-hearted novel spanning rural Calabria and mid-century Connecticut, which follows the life (and deaths) of one exceptional woman. We asked Juliet to share...


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