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Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff

Remember your Just-In-Cases. Beware Tall Buildings. Watch Your Six. Raised by her mother and Maeve on Slanbeg, an island off the west coast of Ireland, Orpen has a childhood of love and stories by the fireside. But the stories grow darker, and the training begins. Ireland has been devoured by a ravening menace known as...

The List That Changed My Life by Olivia Beirne

Sometimes all you need is a little push… ‘One of the most hilarious books I have read for a very long time. Olivia writes with great warmth and wit – a fantastically funny debut.’ Emma Cooper, author of The Songs of Us Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Katie Marsh and Marian Keyes, Olivia Beirne’s...

Exclusive sneak-peak of The Hideaway by Sheila O’Flanagan

The Hideaway
What would you do if you discovered you were living a lie? When a shocking news report shatters Juno Ryan’s world, she suddenly finds herself without the man she loves – and with no way of getting the answers she needs. Juno flees to the enchanting Villa Naranja in Spain. The blue skies and orange...

Exclusive sneak-peak of The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans

The new novel by Sunday Times bestseller Harriet Evans will enchant her fans with this unputdownable and heart-breaking tale of a family ripped apart and the extraordinary house they called home. Harriet writes the most delicious, epic stories from the heart since Maeve Binchy and Kate Morton. Nightingale House, 1919. Liddy Horner discovers her husband, the...

Read an exclusive extract from When You Read This by Mary Adkins

Read an extract from When You Read This– the sparkling and heartfelt debut from Mary Adkins, out on the 7th of February. Iris Massey is gone. But she’s left something behind. For four years, Iris Massey worked side by side with PR maven Smith Simonyi, helping clients perfect their brands. But Iris has died, taken...

How Team Bookends find time to read…

As January comes to a close, we’re thinking over all the resolutions we promised we’d stick to this year and how long they lasted… in most cases, not very long. But one thing Team Bookends can always find time for is reading! How do we do it? Here are our best tips… Rachel My life...

Where to holiday in January, February and March

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When the weather turns colder, and Christmas has passed, there’s nothing more alluring than a winter sun holiday to rejuvenate the spirits. Start the New Year with a new adventure, whether it be to a far-flung tropical paradise or somewhere closer to home and ignite the senses for travel for another year. Here we look...

Read an extract from our Book of the Month, When All Is Said by Anne Griffin

Read an extract from our Book of the Month, Anne Griffin’s poignant and heartwarming debut When All Is Said. Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime. ‘I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that I will never be again.’ At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town...

A Beginner’s Guide to Ageing Disgracefully

Joanna Nell, author of The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village, reveals why she chose to write about an older protagonist, debunks some of the stereotypes of ageing and introduces ‘Women in Their Prime’. When I first met my heroine Peggy Smart ­– or at least the ceramic sculpture that inspired the character – she...

Reading Agency Competition

Terms & Conditions: This is a competition for libraries to win a signed hardback copy of The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell. To enter the competition, libraries need to create a display for The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village showcasing some of their favourite books featuring elderly protagonists, and either...


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