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women’s fiction

Team Bookends’ Guide to Bookish Hygge – Part 2

You and Me, Always – Jill Mansell  There’s nothing better than snuggling down in your favourite cosy jumper with a mug of tea and a good book. You and Me, Always is the perfect book to […]

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WIN a A Girl Called Love bundle

As we welcome the weekend with open arms, find out what Louise Lee’s, author of A Girl Called Love, perfect weekend is. Full English or a super-food smoothie? A smoothie. Tick the 5-a-day box early. Feel […]

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A Quick Fire Q&A with Stella Newman

We caught up with author Stella Newman for a quick-fire Q&A on release of her latest novel SEVEN STEPS TO HAPPINESS. A funny and moving novel of friendship, heartbreak, and the restorative power of melted […]

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Enter the Sceptre Loves Short Story competition

To celebrate the publication of How Much the Heart Can Hold, a collection of seven short stories written by seven award-winning authors exploring different concepts of love, we are launching Sceptre Loves, a short story […]

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Make the most of your lunch hour with Eva Rice’s Love Notes for Freddie

This sun is shining and the temperature outside feels glorious on your skin, all you want to do is pitch up in a park on the lush green grass and bury your head in a […]

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Read a free extract of Kathryn Hughes’ new novel THE SECRET

It’s not out in physical format until September but we’re so excited about THE SECRET, that we want to let you in on it now… or a bit of it anyway! Kathryn’s debut novel THE […]

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Tales of Everyday Bravery – by Katie Marsh

A couple of weeks ago, one of my closest friends asked me a question that had been troubling her for some time. She asked me why, as one of life’s eternal optimists, I always seem […]

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Shelia O’Flanagan’s Who’s Who of her Favourite Characters

Favourite Characters? To be honest, it’s almost impossible to pick a favourite character because all of the women in my novels have become like best friends to me and I always want to do justice to […]

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The Weekend Wives and their houses – Christina Hopkinson

Christina Hopkinson’s new novel, The Weekend Wives, is out in paperback this week. Three women find their lives unravelling as secrets emerge while their husbands work in far-flung places leaving them to fight on the […]

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ALL KINDS OF LOVE by Adèle Geras

You couldn’t begin to count the poems, songs, plays. novels etc that have been devoted to the subject of love. Human beings are fascinated by it and there’s a reason for that; one you’ve heard […]

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Books on my bedside table by Sarah Vaughan

Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition My WIP is partly inspired by my experience as a political correspondent for the Guardian so I’ve been consuming political memoirs and biographies: former minister Chris Mullin’s A […]

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While My Eyes Were Closed – Every Parent’s Nightmare

As soon as any parent finds out what my novel, While My Eyes Were Closed, is about, they immediately furnish me with their own lost child story. Sometimes it is recent, sometimes it took place […]

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