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    Box of Treasures
    by SJV
    2018/03/09  |  Features  |  

    Last week I was very lucky to be invited to a special preview screening of the ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ movie, which is out on general release on 20th April. Based on the 2009 international bestseller (it’s sold over 5 million copies worldwide) by Mary Ann …

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    The RoNAs 2018….
    by Dani Atkins
    2018/03/09  |  Features  |  

    There are some people who seem to be lucky at winning things. They buy the right scratch card and win a tenner; they bag the top prize in the raffle; or correctly guess the weight of the cake at the village fête. I’m not one of those people. I’ve scored …

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    Sunday Lunch chit-chat
    by Juliet Ashton
    2018/03/06  |  Features  |  

    Writing a novel about Sunday Lunch concentrated my thoughts on this most British of traditions. Growing up in the UK you take for granted that roast full stop to the week, even if months go by without actually having one. I started to make notes at my own Sunday Lunch …

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    #AmWriting
    by SJV
    2018/03/02  |  Features  |  

    For the fifth year running we are throwing away, ripping up and laughing in the face of rules, tradition and standard process, and opening our doors to prospective new commercial women’s fiction authors like YOU, with our #OneDay only opportunity for you to send in the first chapter of your …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2018/02/27  |  Features  |  

    This week on #BookClub, we’re featuring a wonderul early review for the brand new Santa Montefiore novel – The Temptation of Gracie – courtsey of Rebecca who blogs at The Book Whisperer.  “Let me start by saying that I am such a huge fan of Santa Montefiore’s books. I discovered them …

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    You Me Everything…
    by Catherine Isaac
    2018/02/26  |  Features  |  

    You might assume that, if a writer comes up with a brilliant idea for a novel and executes it masterfully, the result will be a guaranteed best-seller. But one of the things I’ve learnt in years since becoming an author is that a great book is merely the minimum requirement …

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    When you say nothing at all….
    by SJV
    2018/02/26  |  Features  |  

    So, here I am, slightly later than my usual #commute, sat waiting for the train to depart at Ealing Broadway at 6.17am, staring at a new notes file on my iPhone desperately trying to conjure up a few hundred words to amuse, inform and entertain…and coming up with sweet Fanny …

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    Looking for the good in every single day…
    by SJV
    2018/02/19  |  Features  |  

    I don’t keep a diary.  Or a journal, or a goal book, or a ‘My Story’ planner, or an affirmation-dreams-daily thoughts-inspiration-gratitude-mindfulness organiser. I keep an appointment schedule in my old skool Filofax, but I know that’s not the same thing, not one little bit, but last week after having an …

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    Notes From The Cotswolds – Bibliotherapy
    by Penny Parkes
    2018/02/16  |  Features  |  

    The last few months at Parkes Towers have been somewhat tricky. And whilst mastering the supremely English art of the Understatement has taken me so far, there comes a point when other skills must be called into play. Add in the dark, dismal skies and the seemingly endless rain and …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2018/02/16  |  Features  |  

    This week on #BookClub, we’re featuring a few early quotes that have come in for the brand new novel publishing on 19th April by Juliet Ashton, the wonderful #SundayLunchClub! The first rule of Sunday Lunch Club is … don’t make any afternoon plans.   Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and …