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We ask Olivia Beirne, Cate Woods, Holly Bourne and Erin Kelly, who is the hardest person to buy for on your Christmas gift list?

Stuck on what to get that one last person on your gifting list? Next up in our Bookends Christmas author series, we ask some of our lovely authors who is the most difficult person to buy for on their own Christmas gifting lists, and their advice on how to get around it! Olivia Beirne, author […]

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Camembert, parsnips and sherry – we ask, what is your go-to Christmas dish?

Can you believe that it is December already? Here at Bookends HQ, we are MORE than ready for all the joys that the Christmas season brings – including the food! Next up in our Bookends Christmas author series, we’ve asked, what is your go-to Christmas dish? Jill Mansell, author of This Could Change Everything Coconut Lindt […]

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Read an extract from Friends like These: the unmissable new psychological thriller

Read an exclusive Friends like These extract: as addictive as Friend Request, as gripping as The Girl Before. Lizzie hasn’t thought much about Becca since the accident. She remembers the blood though. She can see how you wouldn’t be the same again after something like that. No one was surprised when Becca didn’t come back to […]

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Paris in Springtime…

What could be more perfect, ahead of Valentine’s Day, than an insider guide to Spring in the most romantic city in the world? These Dividing Walls author Fran Cooper shares her favourite spots. Is there anything more romantic than the idea of Paris in the spring? Those days when it’s warm enough to walk around […]

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Writing your life into fiction

Emily Phillips, the author of new release TRYING pitched the story of trying for a baby and failing in the pub – here she dissects injecting real life into fiction. The moment I typed THE END, I cried. I was bereft. No matter that I had been channeling parts of my life into the themes […]

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Read the first chapter of TRYING, our new Book of the Month!

A new year’s day treat for you! Read the first chapter of the brilliant TRYING, the debut novel from Grazia Features Director Emily Phillips here. TRYING is published in hardback and ebook on 25th January.  

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Bookends authors share their Christmas Day Routine

As homes up and down the country wake up to put the turkey in the oven and open their stockings, our Bookends authors share their Christmas Day routines. Carmel Harrington, author of Cold Feet: The Lost Years We awake early, courtesy of our two children – Amelia (7) and Nate (6). They scramble into bed […]

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Ikigai: The Japanese Guide to Finding Your Purpose in Life

Move over, Hygge – it’s all about Ikigai now. Written by Japanese expert Ken Mogi, The Little Book of Ikigai is a fascinating insight into the miracle that is the Japanese people’s record-breaking long life and astonishing good health. WHAT IS IKIGAI? It is extraordinary that Japanese men’s longevity ranks 4th in the world, while […]

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Graham Norton answers readers’ questions

Graham Norton’s masterful, bestselling debut novel Holding, is now out in paperback. Some lucky reading groups from all over the country were given the chance to ask Graham a question about the novel, and here are his answers! Did you plan to set your novel in a sleepy Irish village? B’n’B Book Club, Dudley, West […]

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My Perfect Weekend…with Marina Fiorato

The weekend is on the horizon and to celebrate we caught up with Marina Fiorato, author of the dark, sumptuous and gothic Crimson and Bone, which is out today, to find out how she imagines her perfect weekend. Long lie-in or up with the lark? If I’m in the middle of writing, I’ll get up […]

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#MadGirl

As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week we thought we’d share a snippet of Bryony Gordon reading from her bestselling book Mad Girl ‘It’s the snake in her brain that has told her ever since she was a teenager that her world is about to come crashing down: that her family might die if she doesn’t […]

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Quickfire Q&A with Rosanna Ley

Today we welcome author Rosanna Ley who delights us with a quickfire Q&A! Author of the bestselling novels The Villa and The Saffron Trail, Rosanna returns with a gorgeous summer read about love and starting over The Little Theatre by the Sea – set in West Dorset and beautiful Sardinia. It is available in hardback now and […]

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