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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 …

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    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 …

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    Why I like an unrequited love story
    by Paige Toon
    2014/05/22  |  Features  |  

    As anyone who has ever read one of my books will know, there’s nothing I like better than an unrequited love story. And what could be more unrequited than a wedding photographer who falls in love with a groom? I first had the idea for Thirteen Weddings when I went to four …

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    The Making of The Year of the Rat
    by Clare Furniss
    2014/04/25  |  Features  |  

    One of the questions I’ve been asked a lot about The Year of The Rat is who I wrote it for. Is it ‘Young Adult’? Is it ‘Women’s Fiction’? The truth is, I didn’t write it for a particular age group. The idea of a story about a mother dying …

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    One of my greatest writing aids is my dishcloth!
    by Patricia Scanlan
    2014/03/10  |  Features  |  

    I’m often asked when and where am I most inspired to write. This question makes me laugh. If I were to wait for ‘inspiration’ to strike I’d never write a word.  Discipline is the word that springs to mind when I think of writing and, tragically, I’m not the world’s …

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    Mini Breaks for BATC
    by Jane Costello
    2014/02/10  |  Features  |  

    I’ve had a mild obsession with the concept of mini breaks ever since Bridget Jones was swept away on one with Daniel Cleaver. When I first read her Diary, eighteen years ago, I hadn’t actually been on many myself, not unless you count Butlins in 1988 (and I don’t). But …

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    The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson
    by Paige Toon
    2014/01/22  |  Features  |  

    I’m very excited because this month sees the release of the first book I have written for Young Adults: The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson. This is the first in a series of novels about fifteen-year-old Jessie, who discovers that her dad is famous bad-boy rock star Johnny Jefferson. I …

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    What a tough assignment!
    by Helen Warner
    2014/01/08  |  Features  |  

    As With or Without You is set between Hollywood and the UK, it was obviously essential for me to go to Hollywood to do some research about how the rich and famous live. I know. What a tough assignment! I had never been to Hollywood before, so I needed a …