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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...

Longer books for longer nights…

It’s happened. It’s official. The clocks have gone back and the nights are longer. Rather than feeling gloomy about it, Team Bookends see the extended hours of darkness as more time curled up with a book. And with more reading time, you can afford to pick up a heftier tome, so we thought we’d put...

Our favourite fictional rebels

In honour of Suffragette and rebellious women everywhere, the Bookends team share our favourite fictional rebels! Offred from The Handmaid’s Tale  by Margaret Atwood Offred from The Handmaid’s Tale, springs to mind. She needs a little encouragement but I’m guessing prospects of escape looked pretty bleak in Gilead. Sleeping with another man under the Commander’s...

Why Emma Hannigan loves the heart of winter PLUS her favourite crumble recipe

The cooler weather and onset of winter doesn’t need to be something we dread, author Emma Hannigan shares her reasons for why she loves this time of year, along with her mouthwatering apple and pear crumble recipe.   ‘As an awesome array of russet leaves litter the ground and trees look as if they’ve shed...

An Evening with Tasmina Perry, Stella Newman and Louise Lee

Not one, not two, but three of our favourite authors will be making up a panel at Chorleywood Litfest on 4th November, making it one of the hottest tickets in town. Tasmina Perry is the  Sunday Times  top 10 bestselling author behind achingly romantic stories in enviable locations. Her latest novel, THE LAST KISS GOODBYE,...

Team Bookends' #desertislandreads

Unless you’ve been living under a very large book, you’ll know that earlier this month, this year’s Books are my Bag campaign launched, encouraging people everywhere around the UK to support their local bookshops. The folks at BAMB also wanted to know what are desert island reads would be. With temperatures taking an autumnal plunge,...

Books on my Bedside Table by Hilary Boyd

Go Set A Watchman, Harper Lee, Heinemann, 2015, hardback This has been sitting on the table for weeks, since my sister lent it to me. But I can’t bring myself to read it. I loved To Kill A Mocking Bird so much and I’m not sure I can face the sequel. But maybe I should...


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