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My Perfect Weekend interview – Alice Peterson

Full English or a super-food smoothie? As a treat I love a full English. Every other day give me a smoothie — there’s less guilt! City break or an escape to the country? Escape to the country with my Lucas Terrier, Mr Darcy — off we go! Bookshop browsing or exploring a library? Bookshop browsing...

Let's all bake, eat and talk about cake!

It’s Wednesday and that can only mean one thing; Bake Off! So if you’re like us and have cancelled all your plans this evening in favour of staying in and  drooling in front of the television, here’s a little something to sink your teeth into – an exclusive  recipe from Clandestine Cake Club: A Year...

Free extract: THE LAST KISS GOODBYE by Tasmina Perry

The Last Kiss Goodbye
The wait is almost over for the publication of Tasmina Perry‘s brand new novel and Our  Choice for September THE LAST KISS GOODBYE. But we’re kind souls here at Bookends and we thought we’d treat you to a sneak peak a few days early. This is a tale of love, loss and long-buried secrets you’re...

Books on my Bedside Table – Emylia Hall

GIFT FROM THE SEA by Anne Morrow Lindbergh This beautiful little book is a re-issue from 1955, and is an essay about creativity and contemplation, written by a woman who’s inspired by spending time alone by the sea. I came across it by chance in a bookshop and delve into it every so often. It’s...

Back to school: Team Bookends takes you on a trip down memory lane…

Earlier this week Team Bookends decided to go back to school. Only this time, we did it with the books that you actually want to be reading! With the first week back at school already over, we’ve been thinking about how fast time flies, and  we’ve been left feeling rather nostalgic for the good old...

Emylia Hall on how 'The Wild West' inspired THE SEA BETWEEN US

I went to Cornwall for the first time when I was five years old. There was something about Penwith that captured my imagination even as that tiny girl, it was wilder than we were used to, and about as westerly as you could go. We stayed in a farmhouse near Marazion, and certain details stand...

Back to school: Team Bookends takes you back to the books…

… But the kind of books you actually want to be reading. In a bid to make the return to school/uni/work, we’ve put together a list of titles with a school-college theme. This way you can at least pretend to be doing something studious! A HEART BENT OUT OF SHAPE – Emylia Hall Soon after...

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...


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