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Read an exclusive extract of Love, Unscripted by Owen Nicholls!

Owen Nicholls’ Love, Unscripted follows film projectionist Nick as he tries to understand the difference between love on the silver screen and love in real life. Perfect for fans of romcoms, David Nicholls and Nick Hornby. ‘Sometimes a book comes along and it feels dusted with magic – Love, Unscripted is one of those books. Nostalgic, tender and achingly...

Read an extract from ‘How Do You Like Me Now?’ by Holly Bourne!

Read an extract from How Do You Like Me Now?, the blisteringly funny, honest and fearless debut adult novel from bestselling author Holly Bourne. Everyone wants to be Tori Bailey. A straight-talking, bestselling author, she’s inspired millions of women around the world with her self-help memoir and uplifting posts online. What’s more, her perfect relationship...

Our top choices for the bank holiday weekend!

Here at Team Bookends, we’ve rounded up our top reading picks for the long May bank holiday weekend! What will you be reading? Maybe This Time by Jill Mansell ‘This one has been on my to read pile all year and I can’t wait to finally have some free time this bank holiday weekend to...

Kelly Rimmer on writing in two genres: how writing my new contemporary romance series differed from writing my women’s fiction novels

If you’ve read any of my six previous novels, you probably know that I like to write emotional stories. They don’t always have the happiest of endings, although I do try to find something uplifting to land on over the last few pages! But the topics I have loved exploring over the last few years...

Exclusive sneak-peek preview of My Lemon Grove Summer by Jo Thomas

We have an exclusive sneak-peek extract of the stunning new novel from award-winning author, Jo Thomas. Set in the sunny lemon groves of Sicily, My Lemon Grove Summer follows Zelda as she tries to find a second-chance. Zelda’s impulsive nature has got her precisely nowhere up until now. A fresh start in a beautiful hilltop...

Team Bookends recommend their favourite books for Mental Health Week 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13-19 May 2019. The theme this year is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. To celebrate, Team Bookends are sharing some of their favourite books which focus on mental and emotional wellbeing, and aim to empower readers to take control of their bodies...

The best 99p ebook deals this May!

99p May ebooks deals
Team Bookends have got the eBook bargain for you this May. From a classic by Jill Mansell to Celia Imrie‘s autobiography, there’s something for everyone! Staying at Daisy’s by Jill Mansell The perfect read for those long summer days, from Jill Mansell, Sunday Times bestselling author of MAYBE THIS TIME. Not to be missed if you love...

Exclusive sneak-peek of The First Time I Saw You by Emma Cooper

The First Time I Saw You is the new novel by Emma Cooper, out in ebook on 1st July 2019 and in paperback on 9th January 2020 Lost:Six-foot-two Irish man who answers to the name Samuel McLaughlin. Has weak shins and enjoys show tunes.If found, please return to Sophie Williams. Before Sophie met Samuel she saw...

Sheila O’Flanagan on feminism, tough decisions and modern marriage

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The first feminist I ever met was my dad. I didn’t realise he was a feminist. I didn’t even know what the word meant. I was, after all, one of three daughters and I simply assumed that everyone had the same attitude towards girls as he had towards us: that we could be whatever we...

Andy Jones on the inspiration behind FOUR

Two couples. One reckless night. FOUR is the thought-provoking, controversial and immediately gripping new novel from Andy Jones about what happens when two couples swap partners for a night. It’s a unique story with a tangled and messy moral dilemma at its heart, and we asked Andy to tell us where his inspiration came from....


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