Driving Home for Christmas

Driving Home for Christmas

It’s finally December, so let’s crack out the Christmas tunes, festive baking and wintery reads!

In memory of one of our beloved and dearly missed authors, Emma Hannigan, Bookends HQ thought it was only best to honour her memory by celebrating all-things-Christmas with Emma.


Why not try Emma’s delicious Christmas biscuits?

“These divine shortbread biscuits make wonderful edible gifts. I have had more appreciation for a pretty tin of these than any expensive purchases and they’re so quick to make. I give the old fashioned ounce measurement also as it makes it so easy to recall (2, 4, 6)”

You can download the recipe here: Christmas biscuits PDF.

xmas biscuits

Or listen to Emma’s very own Driving Home for Christmas playlist!

You can find the playlist here: Driving Home for Christmas Tunes.

Driving Home for Christmas

Watch Emma talk about her novel, Driving Home for Christmas, to get into the festive spirit

You can watch Emma here: Emma Hannigan introduces her novel DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

And better yet, why not snuggle up with one of Emma’s festive feel-good books?

Driving Home for Christmas book cover     the Heart of winter cover

Driving Home for Christmas is now only 99p on Kindle!



Emma Hannigan's Christmas Biscuits

Emma Hannigan's Christmas Biscuits

We love a sweet treat at Bookends HQ and we’ve got a recipe for some delicious Christmas Biscuits thanks to Emma Hannigan. Get baking this weekend and give some biscuit bundles to your friends for Christmas…or just keep them for yourself!

Download the Christmas Biscuits recipe and if you need a festive read why not read Driving Home for Christmas, the perfect winter warmer this Christmas.

If you liked this, why not try Emma’s recipe for Gingerbread Cake


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Emma Hannigan's Gingerbread Cake

Emma Hannigan's Gingerbread Cake

As it’s the 1st December we’re starting to get Christmassy here at Bookends HQ. To kick things off we’ve got a wonderful recipe for a delicious Gingerbread Cake from author Emma Hannigan.

‘This recipe is one of my all time favourites. I’m a chocoholic so it takes a really delicious treat to entice me toward an alternative flavour. But I have to admit I’d be hard pressed to choose between a slice of this and a slice of dense chocolate cake!

The warm spicy aroma that fills the house as this bakes personifies Christmas for me. This gingerbread can be made in tiny individual loaves if you have those tins or in a flat tray and cut into fingers.’

Gingerbread Cake

Download the recipe for Gingerbread Cake and enjoy with a cup of tea and the perfect Christmas read, Driving Home For Christmas.