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Remember remember the 5th of November

If you haven’t got any plans to celebrate Bonfire Night then look no further as we’ve pulled together everything you need to host your sparkling fireworks night! What to eat Why not try this mouth-watering Spiced Toffee Traybake recipe from Mary Berry’s Fast Cakes before you head out to watch those fireworks! Download the recipe here: Spiced […]

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Read an exclusive extract from Coming Home to Winter Island, the new novel by Jo Thomas!

Are you starting to get into the cosy, festive mood? Let us help you with an exclusive extract from the new book by Jo Thomas, Coming Home to Winter Island! Read the extract here: READ THE FIRST CHAPTER OF COMING HOME TO WINTER ISLAND Buy the book here. Happy reading!  

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BOOKENDS HALLOWEEN – Alison Littlewood

Happy Halloween everyone! To celebrate Halloween, we’ve been asking some of our authors some ghoulish questions! This week, we’re talking to Alison Littlewood, author of the atmospheric ghost story, Mistletoe. What are your favourite spooky reads? So many books! It’s hard to name just a few, but some recent favourites include The Loney by Andrew […]

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Author Johanna Bell on the inspiration behind The Bobby Girls

Johanna Bell shares the story of the real women who inspired her new book The Bobby Girls – the first in an uplifting, gritty saga series about Britain’s first ever female police officers. The Bobby Girls is out now in eBook and audiobook! With a grandad who fought in World War Two and a cousin […]

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The Joys of a Staycation

Erin Green, author of New Beginnings at Rose Cottage, writes about the beauty of going on holiday in the UK. The raindrops are pounding my window pane as I type so, at this precise moment, it seems incredibly difficult to justify a staycation within the UK. Today, we have rain which sounds beautiful but, when […]

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Bookends Halloween | A Spooky Q&A with Angela Clarke!

Next up in our Bookends Halloween series, we ask Angela Clarke – author of the brilliantly gripping On My Life – about her go-to Halloween films, her favourite spooky reads and more! What are your favourite spooky reads? I’m quite a wuss – and if I read anything too scary (especially just before bed), I […]

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An exclusive extract from IN HER EYES, the gripping new domestic thriller from Sarah Alderson!

Read an exclusive extract from IN HER EYES, a gripping thriller about secrets in a seemingly perfect family, from the author of the equally twisty psychological thriller FRIENDS LIKE THESE! From the author of FRIENDS LIKE THESE, IN HER EYES will keep you up all night. You’re at home with your family. You think you’re […]

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Raymond Blanc’s Apple Crumble Cookies

RECIPES FROM THE LOST ORCHARD APPLE CRUMBLE COOKIES Granny Smiths are good for this recipe. I have suggested rolling out the dough to make round biscuits, but if you want a chunkier, rustic-looking cookie, just divide the mixture into thirty equal pieces, flatten them very slightly and then bake them as below. MAKES: approx. 30 […]

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Read the prologue from the new novel by Kelly Rimmer, The Things We Cannot Say

It begins with the discovery of a tattered photo, a letter and a tiny leather shoe… World War Two, Poland. Alina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn’t know if Tomasz is alive or dead. 2019. Life changed beyond […]

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Bookends Halloween | Jenny Blackhurst

To celebrate Halloween 2019, we will be asking some of our authors some spooky questions! First up is Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Night She Died and Someone is Lying… What are your favourite spooky reads?  Am I allowed to say The Foster Child? No? Okay, in that case when I was younger I was […]

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Fair Play: is your to-do list endless?

In Fair Play by Eve Rodsky, she urges women to evaluate the distribution of responsibilities in their families and relationships. Chosen as a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, Fair Play seeks to show you that there is a way to share the mental load, rebalance your relationship and transform your life. In this extract from […]

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We know you LOVE reading women’s fiction and now we need YOU to help us! Have you got few spare minutes to share your opinion with us? If yes then please follow the link below to take part. Thank you. http://mfb.li/Sheila

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