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Quick-fire Q&A with Katie Marsh

My most memorable meal was… The pork pie I devoured with my newborn daughter in my arms. Celestial. The book I’ve read the most times… Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Reading it is a summer tradition, like Wimbledon or accidental sunburn. If I could pick any actor/actress to play my latest lead character… Carey Mulligan and Felicity...

Read and recommended by Good Housekeeping…

We’re delighted that Good Housekeeping’s army of readers have been enjoying some of our recent Bookends titles – these brilliant books have all been read and recommended by the Reader Review panel. How many have you read? The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan ‘This was a lovely mixture of Delia Smith, Waitrose and...

Read a free extract from MY EVERYTHING by Katie Marsh

On the day Hannah is finally going to tell her husband she’s leaving him, he has a stroke… and life changes in an instant. Tom’s only 32. Now he can’t walk or cut up his own food, let alone use his phone or take her in his arms. And Hannah’s trapped. She knows she has...

Be among the first to read an extract from ASKING FOR IT by Louise O'Neill

We could almost take off with excitement over the upcoming publication of ASKING FOR IT – the new novel from Louise O’Neill, whose debut ONLY EVER YOURS won her the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award. Team Bookends are convinced you and the young adults in your life  are going to fall over yourselves...

Travel and foodie heaven at the inaugural Rooftop Book Club

Last night saw us ascend to the heady heights of 6th Story at Carmelite House for the very first Rooftop Book Club event – Holiday Reads on the Roof.  Refusing to be dampened by the rain, a brilliantly bookish crowd filled seats in anticipation of our globe-trotting  panel of authors – THE DISH author Stella...

7 beautiful drawings for you to colour-in this weekend

Like everyone else we’re crazy for colouring-in at the moment. On the tube, during our lunch break, putting off the ironing, we can’t stop colouring! Download these beautiful pages and join us. Show us your handiwork on Facebook or Twitter! The Little Book of Colouring: Animal Kingdom   Download a page from Animal Kingdom  ...

Competition: Read and Review THE SEA BETWEEN US and win some Cornish tea

The Bookends team are running an exclusive competition for ten readers to win a proof copy of Emylia Hall’s brand new paperback THE SEA BETWEEN US. Plus, the first  five to email us will also win a the taste of Cornwall boxed a.k.a  Smugglers Tea, because we like to give you a full sensory experience...

The Bookends list of shorts for a sweet bookish fix…

For some of us summer heralds an opportunity to finally sit back and get gloriously lost in the backlog you’ve racked up on your e-reader, but for others, it’s all you can do to snatch ten minutes to yourself between blowing up the kids’ inflatable crocodile and applying a sixth layer of sun-cream. The Bookends...

7 Reasons why I Love New York by Natalie Meg Evans

I came back with a mantra from my recent trip to the Romance Writers of America conference in New York. It was “fascinating characters with worthy goals, facing terrible odds”: one of the secrets to compelling fiction. I visited New York for the important matter of a Rita nomination for my first book, The Dress...

Try Something New This Weekend

The Bookends Team are feeling a little bit more feisty than normal this Friday, so inspired by the matriarch of women’s fiction  Marian Keyes, who officially dubbed Grip-Lit a ‘thing’ earlier this year, we’ve put together a list of some of the most gripping of psychological thrillers that have had us on the edge of...


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