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Christmas

Who’s the most difficult person to buy presents for? – more Christmas questions answered by our fab Bookends authors

Short answer: husbands! Chrissie Manby, author of The Worst Case Scenario Cookbook: My other half, Mark.  What do you buy the man who has everything? Usually, I buy him some pants. Fiona Mitchell, author of […]

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It wouldn’t be Christmas without…

Five days to go people – this is not a drill! Emma Hannigan, author of The Perfect Gift  It wouldn’t be Christmas without present doubt! Each year I decide I’m going to be ultra-organised. Mid […]

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What Christmas means to Me by Jo Bolouri

There are several things which epitomise Christmas for me. Here are a few: Checking the fridge. It doesn’t matter that I’ve already eaten sixteen times before 2pm, I will still visit the fridge on a […]

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All I want for Christmas is…

Socks, chocs and a time machine so we can ‘do over’ 2016 – our authors don’t ask for much! Adele Parks, author of The Stranger in my Home  All I want for Christmas is a […]

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Sarah Knight gives us a lesson in how not to give a f**k this Christmas

Now, we all know that Christmas can be a tricky operation to pull off. When it’s upon us, we love it. We love being surrounded by our friends and family, we love burying our heads […]

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The books I’ll be giving (and the ones I’m hoping to get) this year…

We asked a couple more of our authors what books they’ll be dishing out this year, and what ones they’ve popped on their own Christmas lists. Kathryn Hughes plans to put KFC out of business […]

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Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year? by Joanna Bolouri

We hope for great things at Christmas. Songs, movies, books and adverts all promise us a time filled with miracles, laughter, delicate snowflakes, non-itchy wool jumpers and romantic groping in front of open log fires.  […]

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Read an extract of ‘Falling Leaves and Fireworks’ by Chrissie Manby

The Benson Edwards family meet a little black cat in this funny, feel-good autumnal novella.   Chapter One   Ronnie Benson, Mark Edwards and their toddler daughter, Sophie, had not long moved into their new […]

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7. Books I’ll be giving this year…

We have recommendations covering politics, creative magic and bestsellers in our last collection of book gift ideas from three of our lovely authors. You’ll have your whole family reading their way through 2016. Tracy Rees […]

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Harriet Evans on non-alcoholic festive cheer and time travel…

I live with a man who one year bought me WINDSCREEN WIPERS for Christmas*. This is not a joke. I think he intended it to be a joke and then, ha, it was anything but. […]

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6. It wouldn’t be Christmas without…

We’re back with more favourite festive things from more of our lovely Bookends authors. Delia, never-ending drapings of tinsel, hysteria… there’s something we can all relate to here. It wouldn’t be Christmas without… Julia Stagg […]

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Gifts for bookish teenagers

From beautiful bookish accessories to this year’s hottest young adult reads, perfect Christmas gifts for bookish teenagers. A bookish tote bag Waterstones Every book lover needs a tote bag. Asking For It by Louise O’Neill Amazon […]

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