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Our top ebook deals this August!

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 wedding readers won’t be able...

Bookends Beach Party | David Nicholls, Sheila O’Flanagan and Beth O’Leary share which of their characters they would take on holiday!

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 me to Ireland. We both...

Bookends Beach Party | What’s your usual holiday routine?

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 not very good at relaxing...

Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn by Kit Fielding | Friends of Bookends Reviews

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, funny and devastating debut… Linda...

Bookends Beach Party | Top summer reads 2019

Each week we’ll be asking some of our favourite authors to share their summer essentials – from holiday routines to travel bucket lists. This week we asked David Nicholls, Deborah Moggach and Beth O’Leary, what are your summer 2019 must-reads? David Nicholls, author of Sweet Sorrow My two favourite books this year have been memoirs; Emilie...

Three Days in Florence by Chrissie Manby

When a mini-break becomes make or break… Kathy Courage has never visited the famous Italian city of Florence before, so she’s thrilled when she and her boyfriend Neil are invited there for a wedding. Unfortunately, with Neil’s constant complaining and his teenage children in tow, it’s not exactly the romantic break Kathy was hoping for....

Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn by Kit Fielding

‘Kit Fielding’s debut is a triumph. A story told with brutal honesty, underpinned by humour, love, hope and the inestimable power of friendship.’ RUTH HOGAN, author of The Keeper of Lost Things In every pub in every town unspoken stories lie beneath the surface. Each week, six women meet at The Bluebell Inn. They form...

Kate Thompson uncovers Yardley’s WWII Beauty Staples

Kate Thompson, bestselling author of Secrets of the Homefront Girls, talks about the weaponisation of make-up during the Second World War and uncovers some of the beauty staples that were manufactured by Britain’s biggest beauty factory, Yardley of London. Nowadays we apply our make-up without a second thought. For me it’s the last thing I...

Love, Unscripted by Owen Nicholls

‘Sometimes a book comes along and it feels dusted with magic – Love, Unscripted is one of those books. Nostalgic, tender and achingly cool’ Josie Silver, author of One Day in December ‘A complete delight for film lovers (and lovers of love)’ Holly Bourne Owen Nicholls’ Love, Unscripted follows film projectionist Nick as he tries to understand the difference between...

Poems to Fix a F**ked Up World – Various Poets

Poems to fix a f**ked up world
Short sharp shots of poetry to help you face the sh*t. Sometimes it’s hard to keep looking up at the stars when the gutter we’re in seems so full of sh*t.But isn’t that why we need poetry? Oscar Wilde wrote some of his best poetry when he was in prison for ‘the love that dare...


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