Bookends Beach Party | Which of your characters would you go on holiday with?

Bookends Beach Party | Which of your characters would you go on holiday with?

Each week we’ll be asking some of our favourite authors to share their summer essentials – from holiday routines to travel bucket lists. This week we asked Deborah Moggach, Ruth Hogan and Rosanna Ley, if you had to holiday with one of the characters from your book, who would it be and where would you go?

Deborah Moggach, author of The Carer

I’d go with Buffy. He’s the boozy, charming and chatty old actor from “the Ex-Wives” and “Heartbreak Hotel”. He adores women and loves talking about relationships. He also has some good jokes. We’d go to Lisbon because I’ve never been.

Ruth Hogan, author of Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel

I’m torn between Queenie and Joseph Geronimo Heathcliffe O’Shea. I fell more than a little in love with Joseph when I was writing about him! But I think it would have to be Queenie – she’d be an absolute riot and we’d get up to all sorts of mischief on an American trip. We would spend a couple of days in New York and then head off to Los Angeles. I think Queenie would very much like to go shopping in Beverley Hills!

Rosanna Ley, author of The Lemon Tree Hotel

It would have to be Dante from The Lemon Tree Hotel because he’s passionate, interesting and funny and he makes the best gelato in Italy. We’d go to the Italian Riviera, maybe down to Tellaro in the romantic Bay of Poets. I wouldn’t want to come home…

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The Bookends Beach Party is back! Three of our favourite authors share their summer must-reads…

The Bookends Beach Party is back! Three of our favourite authors share their summer must-reads…

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Summer flatlay image showing The Flat Share by Beth O'Leary, The Lemon Tree Hotel by Rosanna Ley, Her Husband's Mistake by Sheila O'Flanagan, The Carer by Deborah Moggach, Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls and Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan

Each week we’ll be asking some of our favourite authors to share their summer essentials – from holiday routines to travel bucket lists. First up, we have Sheila O’Flanagan, Ruth Hogan and Rosanna Ley sharing their must-reads for summer 2019…

Sheila O’Flanagan, author of Her Husband’s Mistake

  1. Rules of the Road by Ciara Geraghty
  2. The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney
  3. The Birthday Party by Roisin Meaney

Rosanna Ley, author of The Lemon Tree Hotel

I am most looking forward to reading The Salt Path by Raynor Winn which fortunately has also been nominated by my Book Group for July. It is autobiographical and about two people who have not only been made homeless but also received some other devastating news. They decide to walk the South West Coast Path (630 miles) while they decide what to do. I am fortunate enough to live beside this coastal path in West Dorset and I walk part of it most days (a very small part usually). The story sounds emotional and fascinating and I can’t wait to get started…

Ruth Hogan, author of Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel

  1. The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans
  2. Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn by Kit Fielding
  3. 59 Memory Lane by Celia Anderson

And don’t forget your tickets for our Bookends Girls’ Night In, a summery evening of great books and goodies, in partnership with Prima and Sanctuary Spa!

Image showing authors attending the Bookends Rooftop Book Club, including Sheila O'Flanagan, Chrissie Manby and Beth O'Leary