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Jill Mansell's Q&A for #BFILoveFest Virtual Romance Festival

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As part of the BFI and HarperCollins Virtual Romance Festival 2015, authors were asked to participate in a Q&A. Bestselling author of THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU, Jill Mansell, was one of those contributors, and we thought we’d share the Q&A on Bookends, because, let’s face it, you can never have enough Jill! Tell us about...

The Greatest Love Stories in Literature, inspired by IF YOU GO AWAY

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Compiling a list of my most romantic books brought home to me something I’ve long since known but tend to forget from time to time – books are incredibly powerful! Whilst my reaction to romantic movies and songs tends to be largely to do with my own romantic status (they offer valuable succour, consolation or...

Quick-fire Q&A with TRACY REES

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If I were to be stranded on a desert island, my one luxury item would be… A gorgeous, hardback notebook with a beautiful (gold-embossed) design. I’d write in blood or charcoal if necessary. My most memorable meal… My publication dinner for Amy Snow! Amazing to celebrate with the lovely Quercus folk and such a special...

Team Bookends' list of Inspirational Female Authors

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2015 has been a fantastic for celebrating being a woman – from 100 years of the WI to the release of the first film ever to document the struggle of the Suffragettes, we’re feeling inspired by and in awe of the many incredible females out there! So to celebrate woman-kind, we’ve compiled a list of seven Bookends authors...

Natalie Meg Evans tells us about the inspiration behind her e-book novella A GOWN OF THORNS

The inspiration behind a story can lie dormant for years, as I discovered when I started to scan out A Gown of Thorns. Its location is the glorious Dordogne, a region of France that encapsulates several landscapes in one – river valley, sandstone outcrops, dense oak forest where wild boar roam, patchwork vineyards and honey-gold...

Jo Thomas tells us how her love for the autumnal seaside inspired A RED SKY AT NIGHT

Well, the clocks have gone back. The evenings are darker and autumn is slowly but surely showing us her true colours – red, orange, yellow and gold. I love this time of year; love it! I love the early evening mist as it rolls in through my village, mixing with the smell of wood smoke...

7 Books Set In Paris – by Alexandra Potter

As Audrey Hepburn famously said, ‘Paris is always a good idea’. Just the name conjures up images of strolling along the banks of the Seine, inhaling the smell of fresh croissants and café crème and gazing with awe at the gothic architecture of Notre Dame, the views from the Eiffel Tower and the chic fashions...

Quick-fire Q&A with KATIE PIPER

Katie Piper is a charity campaigner, TV presenter, author and mother, so it’s safe to say that she’s a very busy woman (we were exhausted just listing those roles!) Luckily for us however, she managed to fit a little quick-fire Q&A with the Bookends team into her busy schedule, so we suggest you pour yourself a...

Free extract: AMY SNOW by Tracy Rees

Okay, okay, so it’s only November. But this gorgeous Christmas edition of AMY SNOW by Tracy Rees has got us feeling all festive over at Bookends HQ! Earlier this year, Tracy won the Richard and Judy search for a Bestseller competition and Quercus Books published Amy Snow in April. The book received some fantastic reviews thanks to...

Bookends Exclusive: Win a proof of THE ONE IN A MILLION BOY by Monica Wood

Alright, we admit it, we might just be a little bit excited about the publication of this very special book in April 2016. Set in Maine, USA, this is a book about a remarkable friendship between a young boy-scout and Miss Ona Vitkus, aged one hundred and four years, one hundred and thirty three days...


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