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The Long Flight Home by A.L. Hlad

A moving, masterfully written story of love and sacrifice, perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Dear Mrs Bird. Hope flies behind enemy lines… September 1940. As enemy fighter planes blacken the sky, Susan Shepherd finds comfort at her home in Epping Forest, where she and her grandfather raise homing pigeons. Of all...

Hurrah for Gin: Reluctant Adult by Katie Kirby

Do you overthink everything? Do you struggle to say no to people? Are you paying membership for a gym you never go to? Do group chat politics make you want to throw your phone under a bus? Are you overjoyed when people cancel plans so that you can sit at home in your pyjama bottoms...

Read an exclusive extract from The Bobby Girls by Johanna Bell!

Read an extract from The Bobby Girls, the first book in Johanna Bell’s lively, uplifting saga about Britain’s first female police officers! Maggie and her new friends Annie, Irene and Sarah come from very different backgrounds, but they’ve got one thing in common: they’ve all signed up for the Women Police Volunteers. They can’t wait...

Muna Shehadi reveals her favourite…

Muna Shehadi, author of Private Lies reveals her favourite… Book: Because I could never choose a grown-up book, I’m going with Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak.  I think this little story is perfect. It reads like poetry. Film: The Sound of Music. Food: Either a combination of flavours I’ve never encountered, or...

Olivia Beirne on FOMO

Even as I type that I want to laugh. First there was ‘YOLO’, then ‘FOMO’ now ‘JOMO’. When will this odd obsession with abbreviation end? Is this the direction in which the world is heading? Maybe when I’m 80, my grandchildren will only communicate via a sequence of letters and I’ll be expected to crack...

Cosy up with our top book picks this Autumn

autumn reads
The days are getting darker, the weather is getting cooler, everyone is digging out their jumpers from the back of their wardrobes, but for us at Bookends that means the arrival of our favourite season – autumn! We love snuggling up with a good book, hot drink in hand, and a warm pair of woolly...

An exclusive extract from A Gift in December by Jenny Gladwell!

Read an extract from A Gift in December, Jenny Gladwell’s cosy, romantic tale inspired by London’s most famous Christmas tree. What readers are saying about A Gift in December… ‘A sparkling and heart warming Christmas gift of a read!’ Kathryn ‘A bit of Christmas magic’ Barbara ‘Charming, effortless and leaves you with a smile on...

Our September 99p eBook deals!

Autumn is here, and as the weather turns it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a brand new read to shake off those back-to-school blues.Find out more about our best 99p eBook deals for September! When All Is Said by Anne Griffin Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime. ‘I’m here to remember – all...

3 facts you didn’t know about your dog!

Dog is Love
Everyone loves dogs and any dog owner knows that the bond with their dog is unique. But have you ever been curious to understand what makes dogs truly special? Why does our relationship with these lovable animals feel so much more deep and intense than with other animals? In Dog is Love, using ground-breaking scientific...

What to bake (and read) before next week’s episode of Bake Off!

It’s September and that means one thing: BAKE OFF IS BACK! That’s right, everybody’s favourite, guilt-free reality TV show is back, full of flaky pastry and biscuits that snap… To celebrate here’s our edit of what to be baking (and, more importantly, reading) every week while you wait for that next episode to air! First...


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