EXCITING JACKET REVEAL by JO DICKINSON!
November brings a very exciting publication in the BATC calendar with the publication of The Betrayal by Kate Furnivall. I have just finished reading the script and I can’t stop raving about it to everyone else – it is absolutely brilliant and the best thing Kate has written. I am so excited for everyone else to read it as well!
We also have a truly stunning cover to reveal – ta dah! Look out for it everywhere in the run up to Christmas – maybe a little treat for yourself as you shop, or the perfect gift for anyone who loves spellbinding historical fiction. Twin sisters, divided by their loyalties but bound by a terrible secret. Who will be betrayed?
Stay tuned for further updates – including a new column from Kate, exclusive to BATC …
Love, Jo x
FABULOUS REVIEWS FOR THE QUEEN OF WISHFUL THINKING!
FABULOUS REVIEWS FOR THE LAST PIECE OF MY HEART!
EXCITING NEWS FROM THE #DigitalOriginals TEAM!
We are delighted to announce that we’re publishing the perfect novel for readers everywhere who are embracing the Danish art of hygge – we give you Hygge and Kisses by Clara Christensen, the first warm, wise and romantic hygge novel, coming in #DigitalOriginals eBook on 21st September and paperback on 30th November!
Bo, 26, has always been careful, cautious. However, she’s just been made redundant and her life plan is beginning to unravel. Before she starts immediately applying for other jobs in a panic, her friend Kirsten persuades her to take a holiday, to visit Kirsten’s mother’s house in North Jutland, a part of Denmark Bo is ashamed to admit she has never heard of.
‘What’s the weather going to be like?’ she asks Kirsten hopefully, scrolling her cursor over the budget airlines webpage. ‘Terrible,’ Kirsten replies, ‘London is positively Mediterranean by comparison, and of course it’s November so it’ll be dark seventeen hours a day. But no one goes to Denmark to get a tan. You need a change of scene and to blow away the cobwebs, and trust me, Skagen will do that. Besides, the summerhouse is cosy whatever the weather, and you never know who else will be around.’
A few clicks later and there is no going back. And Bo’s life plan is about to be entirely rewritten.
Curl up under a blanket, light some candles and turn off the phone – immerse yourself in a feel-good treat and feel your worries drift away …
We are very excited about this novel, so stand by for more news coming your way soon …and in the meantime why not download a couple of sample chapters via NetGalley!
GREAT REVIEWS FOR NEW JULIET ASHTON NOVEL!
Thank you to our friends at Grosvenor House Hotel who kindly audio recorded the Jackie Collins Literati event on 8th September 2015 – Jackie’s last public appearance. Do have a listen. As you would imagine, she was warm, wise and witty. Everyone here at Books and the City is devastated by her loss. We will miss her every day.
CREATIVE WRITING MASTERCLASS
On Saturday 15th November 2014 we held our very first (but hopefully not our last!) Creative Writing Masterclass here at Books and the City HQ, aimed specifically at writers of commercial women’s fiction. The day was split into two, with morning one-to-one sessions with editors Jo Dickinson and Clare Hey and afternoon panels for a wider audience with uber literary agent Lizzy Kremer, bestselling author Milly Johnson, Peter Saxton (Publisher Liaison Manager at Waterstones Head Office), Isabelle Broom (Book Reviewer at Heat Magazine) and Lindsey Mooney (Content Lead UK & Ireland from Kobo).
We all had a fabulous time, our Panel Sessions were brilliant – with some cracking hints, tips and advice from the very best in the business, all topped off with fizz and cake at the end of the day. Perfect. Here are just a few of my favourite snaps from the day…
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What do Andy Jones, Heidi Swain, Holly Hepburn, Juliet Ashton and Penny Parkes have in common. All lovely people? Natch. All smart? Totes. And funny? Yes, YES. All writers? Absolutely. All five publishing/published under our #DigitalOriginals programme? BOOM! So here’s the news… for the third year running (on 15th July), we are throwing away, ripping up, laughing …
2017/05/19. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Heidi Swain
2017/05/02. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Catherine Bennetto
2017/05/02. Confessions of a Stationery Nerd
2017/04/12. An Easter ‘Staycation’? What could go wrong?
2017/04/05. Where Writers Put their Angst
2017/04/03. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Louise Blakemore
2017/03/28. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Jess Barratt
2017/03/23. Publication Day!