• The Sun in her Eyes
    Eight Years and Ten Books Later…
    by Paige Toon
    2015/05/20  |  Features  |  

    I can barely believe The Sun in Her Eyes is my tenth book! The last eight years have flown by – not least because I’ve had two children and two house moves during this time.  I’ve loved writing every single one of my books, but I can honestly say that …

  • Swiped
    SWIPED – DATE No. 5 – Dead-eyed Ed….
    by Dating Confessions of a PR Girl
    2015/05/18  |  Features, SWIPED, SWIPED  |  

    SO having blacklisted Svetlanka and Tomos from my rolodex and taken a European mini break to a place where the men have ponytails, ride mopeds, smoke Marlboro reds and have decidedly loose morals, what else was there to do but get back to swiping/resume the search for T1…with Summer just …

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    Eleanor Moran’s LA Diary – Day 5!
    by Eleanor Moran
    2015/05/15  |  Features  |  

    So today is my last day in LA, and I’m finding it hard to say goodbye. Today I went to the offices of someone VERY FAMOUS (sadly the very famous person was NOT there doing the photocopying) and had one of those hilarious LA moments where I had to wade …

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    Eleanor Moran’s LA Diary – Day 4!
    by Eleanor Moran
    2015/05/14  |  Features  |  

    Welcome to Part 4 of Eleanor Moran’s LA Diary, written exclusively for Books and the City. Eleanor Moran’s novel A Daughter’s Secret is out this July. So I’ve worked out what the worst thing in LA is. Not the lax attitude to gun control, not the Kardashians – no, it’s the OTHER …

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    Eleanor Moran’s LA Diary – Day 3!
    by Eleanor Moran
    2015/05/13  |  Features  |  

    Welcome to Part 3 of Eleanor Moran’s LA Diary, written exclusively for Books and the City. Eleanor Moran’s novel A Daughter’s Secret is out this July. It’s Mother’s Day in the US today and, as with all things, our transatlantic cousins like to do it bigger and better than us. This is …

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    Eleanor Moran’s LA Diary – Day 2!
    by Eleanor Moran
    2015/05/12  |  Features  |  

    Welcome to Part 2 of Eleanor Moran’s LA Diary, written exclusively for Books and the City. Eleanor Moran’s novel A Daughter’s Secret is out this July. So, I’m writing this in my hotel room before today’s merry round of meetings begins. I just spent ten minutes trying to order huevo rancheros from …

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    Eleanor Moran’s LA Dairy – Day 1!
    by Eleanor Moran
    2015/05/11  |  Features  |  

    Welcome to Part 1 of Eleanor Moran’s LA Diary, written exclusively for Books and the City. Eleanor Moran’s novel A Daughter’s Secret is out this July. I’m writing this from the roof of Soho House in West Hollywood, on day two of my LA odyssey. I run a TV drama …

  • The Two of Us
    ‘F’ is for . . . Fisher and Ivy
    by Andy Jones
    2015/05/06  |  Features  |  

    I shouted the F-word in a Waterstones last week. Bellowed it, in fact. Although I doubt it’s the first time this has happened. Imagine dropping Moby Dick on your foot: ‘F**k!’ Or opening the latest Katie Price biography: ‘F@#K THIS!’ Or realising that you’re going to have to eat steak …

  • Letters to the Lost
    One Year On…
    by Iona Grey
    2015/04/28  |  Features  |  

    As I write this, it’s exactly a year to the day that I sold Letters to the Lost and spoke to my wonderful editor, Clare Hey, on the phone for the first time. Now, publication time is almost upon us and I’m still slightly nervous that I’m going to wake …

  • SWIPED – Dating Confessions of a PR Girl
    by DATE No. 4 – Doubting Tomos…. and the personality bypass…..
    2015/04/27  |  Features, SWIPED  |  

    So…we left before Easter on the cliff-hanger of the possibility of a THIRD date with Tomos, and true to his word he delivered on securing no less than a prime time Saturday night slot, on this occasion in the leafy west London suburb of Chiswick – aka nappy valley owing …