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WIN A SISTER & CO. GIFT BOX

For your chance to WIN a gift box of Sister & Co. products and TWO copies of Skin Food by Sister & Co. founder, Sophie Thompson, simply email publicity@octopusbooks.co.uk with your name before Friday 5th October, and we will randomly select a winner. The Sister & Co. products included are: x1 Raw Coconut Drinks for Hair, […]

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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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Our top 10 fictional dresses to love, inspired by Fashion Week

With London Fashion Week events and festivities still fresh in our memory, and Milan Fashion Week now in full swing, we’re entering into the spirit of things by compiling our own fashion guide inspired by fiction. Bold colours, standout silhouettes and luxe fabrics all feature, not to mention sheer beauty. So here for your delectation […]

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Romantic Reads from Team Bookends

We’re in the mood for romance! And just in time, too – we’ve selected some delicious ebook reads guaranteed to gear you up for Valentine’s Day. Added bonus: they’re all 99p! Getting Over Mr Right by Chrissie Manby Have you ever had your heart broken? How did you get over it? Did a tub of […]

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Sarah Vaughan’s Perfect Weekend

My perfect weekend would not be spent at home, in a village just outside Cambridge, but in the area of north Cornwall that inspired The Farm at the Edge of the World. It’s the place where I holidayed as a child and so it’s packed tight with positive memories that have become multi-layered and textured […]

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Your New Year Resolution: Make the Leap!

Author of The Art of Living Danishly (which basically spotted hygge before anyone else), Helen Russell gave herself a year to cure her chronic indecisiveness. And so she gave herself a year for a life experiment: to overhaul every area of her life, learn how to embrace change, and become and lean, mean decision-making machine. She […]

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What we’re looking forward to in 2017

Anne Perry Book: it’s cheating to say this, because I’ve already read it, but in 2017 the novel The Roanoke Girls, by Amy Engel, publishes – and it’s awesome. Do you love Flowers in the Attic and the works of Virginia Andrews? Are you a fan of southern gothic? Do you like novels about really […]

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Christmas Books

Need some last minute present inspiration? Look no further than our stunning selection of Food and Drink titles. Whether you’re looking to recapture flavours from a shared holiday or want to help someone discover a new favourite cuisine, you’ll find the perfect book in our Christmas gift guide. Sirocco Fabulous flavours from the East, Sabrina […]

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The books I’ll be giving (and the ones I’m hoping to get) this year…

We asked a couple more of our authors what books they’ll be dishing out this year, and what ones they’ve popped on their own Christmas lists. Kathryn Hughes plans to put KFC out of business in the New Year by encouraging her son to get Lean in 15 with Joe Wicks, and Rosanna Ley would […]

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The books I’ll be giving this year…

Everybody knows that the best present you can give someone is a book. It shows that person how well you know them. It shows them that you’ve really thought about them, that you wanted to give them something they could cherish. Oh, and it shows that you’re a magpie for a good looking jacket! Here’s […]

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