• Santa Montefiore
    Writing ‘Last Voyage of the Valentina’
    by Santa Montefiore
    2014/10/24  |  Features  |  

    After writing four family sagas based in South America I needed a change of location, as well as plot structure. Americans weren’t interested in what they considered their back yard – when we Europeans think of Argentina we think of polo, pampa, tango, and Evita, while apparently they think of …

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    Andy Jones on ‘The Two of Us’
    by Andy Jones
    2014/10/17  |  Features  |  

    I have a confession to make: I have never read ‘female fiction’. And I certainly didn’t mean to write any. And yet here I am on Books and the City, ‘the home of female fiction’. The home, I tell you! Don’t get me wrong; I’m actually quite partial to a …

  • Richard Madeley
    Richard Madeley’s Literati Event on 17th October
    by Richard Madeley
    2014/10/07  |  Features  |  

    Richard Madeley will be hosting the Literati event at Grosvenor House Hotel on 17th October at 6:30pm. Join us to hear him talk about his latest bestseller The Way You Look Tonight. You can book tickets here http://bit.ly/1vuaxle. To whet your appetite for the evening, Richard has shared with us …

  • Jennifer Wiener
    JODI PICOULT INTERVIEWS JENNIFER WEINER!
    by Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Weiner
    2014/08/28  |  Features  |  

    Two of our favourite writers talk plot, publishing and Princeton. What more could you ask for? Jodi Picoult: All Fall Down has all the hallmarks of a Jennifer Weiner book, but is a departure, too—it addresses the very serious topic of addiction to painkillers. What made you want to explore …

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    Paige Toon on next week’s Glitterati evening!
    by Paige Toon
    2014/08/18  |  Features  |  

    We are so excited for our ‘Glitterati’ event on 28th August at Grosvenor House Hotel’s Red Bar! Join our fabulous authors Ali Harris, Jane Costello and Paige Toon to hear them talk to fellow author, journalist and TV executive, Hannah Beckerman, about their new books.Make-up artists from Benefit Cosmetics will …

  • Jane Costello Glitterati
    Jane Costello on our ‘Glitterati’ Evening!
    by Jane Costello
    2014/08/12  |  Features  |  

    We are so excited for our ‘Glitterati’ event on 28th August at Grosvenor House Hotel’s Red Bar! Join our fabulous authors Ali Harris, Jane Costello and Paige Toon to hear them talk to fellow author, journalist and TV executive, Hannah Beckerman, about their new books. Make-up artists from Benefit Cosmetics …

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    Ali Harris on our first Glitterati evening!
    by Ali Harris
    2014/08/04  |  Features  |  

    We are so excited for our ‘Glitterati’ event on 28th August at Grosvenor House Hotel’s Red Bar! Join our fabulous authors Ali Harris, Jane Costello and Paige Toon to hear them talk to fellow author, journalist and TV executive, Hannah Beckerman, about their new books. Make-up artists from Benefit Cosmetics …

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    New York research for ‘A Gift to Remember’!
    by Melissa Hill
    2014/07/07  |  Features  |  

    As the saying goes, you can tell a lot about a person by the contents of their bookshelves. Or can you? This notion was the bones of the inspiration for the story of A Gift to Remember. One time during a trip to New York, I spent a very pleasant …

  • Sandra Howard
    On Writing ‘Tell the Girl’
    by Sandra Howard
    2014/07/01  |  Features  |  

    I’ve wanted to write this story for years. I’d had some unique experiences and wild old times in the Sixties that cried out to be told, but what had always put me off was the thought of writing an autobiography. I’d have felt very inhibited, trailing out my whole life …

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    ‘Have you ever looked back and wondered… “What if”‘?
    by Ali Harris
    2014/06/04  |  Features  |  

    Have you ever looked back on the big crossroads moments in your life and wondered ‘What if… ?’ What if you’d taken that other job, moved to a different city, dated that other guy. Would an alternative life path have lead to a happier ending? Do you think the choices …