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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Bec Farrell
    by SJV
    2020/01/03  |  Features  |  

    Next up in our series of A Day in the Life of feature is @TeamBATC member Bec Farrell! What does an Editor do? More than you might think! People often assume an editor just corrects spelling mistakes, but my job involves so much more, working with my colleagues in every …

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    Who’s your unsung hero?
    by SJV
    2019/12/04  |  Features  |  

    It’s been well over a year since I last wrote you a column, so, as I begin the process of shutting down for my extended festive break, and brace for the impact of a brand new decade, I thought it was high time I wrote another. For me, 2019 has …

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    While You Were Reading jacket reveal!
    by Bec Farrell
    2019/12/03  |  Features  |  

    Here at Books and the City we love to mix things up a bit! And that’s why, for the paperback edition of While You Were Reading by Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus, which publishes August 2020, we’re giving it a shiny new jacket! GORGEOUS, right? We’re not the only ones …

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    My Road to eBook Publication!
    by Christina Pishiris
    2019/11/28  |  Features  |  

    Hi! Who fancies a little drinking game? I cordially invite you to join me in a round of Boozy Bingo – Authors’ Edition. The rules are simple: get yourself a bottle of wine/gin/Cinzano Bianco and take a swig every time I mention such writing clichés as: dream come true; couldn’t …

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    Notes From The Cotswolds – A Pick’n’mix Christmas
    by Penny Parkes
    2019/11/18  |  Features  |  

    Those of you who have already dived in to my new book Snowed In At The Practice will have an idea of the special place in my heart reserved for Pick’n’mix – and I’m not just referring to the halcyon days of jelly snakes and toffee deluxe at Woolworths. For …

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    Love Songs for Sceptics
    by Christina Pishiris
    2019/11/18  |  Features  |  

    Hi! So, I went in to see the lovely folk at S&S Towers last week to talk about all things #LoveSongsForSceptics, out in eBook 28th November. (Phew, got the plug in early.) We didn’t only talk about my book, of course, because the new John Lewis Christmas ad had dropped …

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    Introducing Brightwater Bay…
    by Holly Hepburn
    2019/11/11  |  Features  |  

    We are THRILLED to introduce you to the brand new series by the wonderful Holly Hepburn. In January 2020, let us whisk you away to the windswept Orkney Islands and introduce you writer-in-residence Merina Wilde and the colourful characters at Brightwater Bay . . . What better way to kick-off …

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    The Fall and Rise of Sadie McQueen
    by Juliet Ashton
    2019/10/18  |  Features  |  

    ‘A heartwarming gem, this will make you laugh and cry while restoring your faith in humanity, community and the power of love’ heat ‘An uplifting novel with humour and poignancy’ Woman ‘Charming and uplifting’ My Weekly ‘An uplifting read’ Hello ‘Charming and full of twists’ Woman’s Weekly ‘A feel-good treat’ …

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    Snowed in at the Practice
    by Penny Parkes
    2019/10/15  |  Features  |  

    Join the residents of Larkford for a festive fling as the snow falls, secrets are revealed and romance blossoms under the mistletoe! Larkford Surgery is the heart of a tightknit community in the Cotswolds, as well as a hotbed of drama, rivalry, resentment and romance – and that’s just the doctors … …

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    The Strange Attraction of Books that Make Us Cry
    by Iona Grey
    2019/10/01  |  Features  |  

    Like most of us, I like to think I’m a fairly decent person – or at least at the right end of the spectrum between saint and Donald Trump. I know I could probably do better, but I do try to recycle assiduously (tearing the little windows out of envelopes …