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#NationalDoughnutWeek custard doughnut testing. And the winner is…

At Bookends we take our jobs very seriously. We’re hugely passionate about what we do, the fantastic authors we get to work with and of course their amazing books. Occasionally, our line of duty even extends to foodie-type activity. Enter Stella Newman’s THE DISH, which is packed with mouth-watering food references: top London restaurants, flaky...

Quick-fire Q&A with Nicola Doherty

My dream holiday destination… Tahiti. Apparently after you’ve been, everything else is rubbish, so I’m saving it for last. The book I’ve read the most times… Probably Bridget Jones’s Diary, or Rivals by Jilly Cooper. Dropped it the bath many times. The item I have more of than anything else… Lip balms. I swear they...

Quick-fire Q&A with Wendy Holden

If I had to go back in time and choose another career… I’d quite like to be the Queen. She must know some interesting things. My dream holiday destination.. Going down to Antibes from Paris by train. The book I’ve read the most times… Roget’s Thesaurus, probably. I’m always forgetting words. The best play I’ve...

Nicola Doherty: I’ll take Manhattan

To celebrate the release of the final instalment of the hilarious round-the-world GIRLS ON TOUR e-series THE GIRLS TAKE MANHATTAN, author Nicola Doherty gives us the low-down on the city’s hot-spots. I love New York. Who doesn’t? I first went there as a student, while I was working for the summer in Boston. We had...

The Bailey’s Prize for Fiction

Bailey’s Prize for Fiction
Now in its twentieth year, the Bailey’s Prize for Fiction celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women in English from throughout the world. We’re delighted to have two brilliant Bookends novels on the longlist for the 2015 Prize:                   THE OFFERING by Grace McCleen ‘Grace...

THE DISH author Stella Newman interviews superstar chef Dan Doherty of Duck & Waffle

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My new novel, The Dish, is a romantic comedy about a  relationship between a restaurant critic and a chef, but the main love affair  — as in all my books —  is  with food. In recent years London  has seen the arrival of many brilliant (and not so brilliant) new food trucks, pop-ups and car-park-kimchee-ramen...

Bestselling author Sheila OFlanagan tells us where she creates her wonderful novels…

window overlooking garden
My Writing Room I wrote my first novel, DREAMING OF A STRANGER, in the garage of my house in Clontarf. The conversion job on the garage, which was done by the previous owners, was very basic and the temperature never seemed to rise to more than a few degrees above zero. It was also on...

Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended Books

Good Housekeeping
Wherever you see the GH Reader Recommended Books logo, you can be sure the title has been read and recommended by women just like you. Here are just a few of our books which have been endorsed by Good Housekeeping readers this year: NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU by Ciara Geraghty A PLACE FOR US...

RNA Awards

RONA
We’re delighted to have a number of our authors shortlisted for this year’s RNA Awards. The Contemporary Romantic Novel category is for mainstream romantic novels set post-1960 and includes chick lit. Lucy Dillon, A Hundred Pieces of Me Ciara Geraghty, Now That I’ve Found You Jill Mansell, The Unpredictable Consequences of Love The Epic Romantic...

Kay Langdale’s Favourite Things

Kay Langdale
Whilst I occasionally aspire to a writing room which is a calm, neutral space with a beautiful, bare desk, truth be told I have some way to go to achieve it. My room is a clutter-box. What it also contains are things I like to have beside me when I’m working. Here’s a glimpse of...


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