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    The Mother of all Christmases
    by Milly Johnson
    2018/10/08  |  Features  |  

    Eighteen years ago I wrote a book called The Yorkshire Pudding Club, based on my pregnancy diaries.  It was the book that gave me my first publishing deal and, in the words of my mother, the best thing I’ve ever written.  Cheers mum.  But I get what she means, because …

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    The easiest recipe for Cinnamon Swirls you will EVER find!
    by SJV
    2018/09/25  |  Features  |  

    I’ll admit it.  I’ve NEVER made a pastry that works.  Too crumbly.  Too wet.  Too hard.  Too sweet.  Too salty.  I’ve tried them all, and NONE is a patch on the pastry my Mum used to make for her homemade mince pies and jammy plates every year.  But you know …

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    Missing.
    by SJV
    2018/09/12  |  Features  |  

    In the 52 days since I spoke to my sister for, what turned out to be, the very last time, I’ve had my beanstalk training and picked up my first ever pair of prescription sunglasses that, in hindsight, are less Jackie O and more Jackie Stallone. In the 47 days …

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    Yorkshire Puddings… fail-safe recipe!
    by SJV
    2018/09/06  |  Features  |  

    Yes, we know that the Aunt Bessie brand is simple and quick and pretty much guaranteed to be scoffed in an instant – but, BUT, there is something hugely satisfying in actually making your own Yorkshire puddings – and it’s actually surprisingly easy. So, to celebrate the publication of the …

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    #bookclub Feature – My Perfect Christmas…
    by SJV
    2018/08/31  |  Features  |  

    On 4th October we are publishing a brand new Paige Toon book #OnePerfectChristmas, a heart-warming and heartbreaking collection of short stories, containing EXCLUSIVE material published in print for the very first time and BRAND NEW content!  So as a special feature, I asked all our #BookClub members to tell us about …

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    MERYL MOVIE MOMENTS
    by SJV
    2018/08/29  |  Features  |  

    On 20th September we published an exclusive new Sainsbury edition of the bestseller – The Meryl Streep Movie Club – by Mia March… so of course I HAD to ask my co-TeamBATC’ers what THEIR fav Meryl movie was… EMMA - JULIE AND JULIA – Food, more food, Meryl Streep and Amy …

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    #BookClub Feature – Living My Best Li(f)e
    by SJV
    2018/08/29  |  Features  |  

    This heart-warming and funny novel is the perfect balm for the insta-weary mind – get ready to shatter the illusion that is #LivingMyBestLife Bell never thought she’d be facing her 40th birthday single. Recently dumped by her boyfriend of ten years, Bell is struggling to move on with her life …

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    My South Africa Love Affair
    by Kate Furnivall
    2018/08/16  |  Features  |  

    Picture this. A smorgasbord of cakes and dainty scones is arrayed before me. My eyes are out on stalks. I ponder my choice, I reach, I raise a delicious pastry to my lips.  “How do you know what it feels like to be tortured?” a voice asks. My cake pauses. …

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    Summer at the Kindness Cafe
    by Victoria Walters
    2018/08/03  |  Features  |  

    Welcome to Brew, a cafe where kindness is almost as important as coffee… almost! Meet the three women whose lives are about to change forever: Abbie has fled London and the humiliation of not being able to make rent after being made redundant. Her sister, Louise, unlucky in love, has thrown herself …

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    Last Letter Home news!
    by Rachel Hore
    2018/07/25  |  Features  |  

    I feel very honoured that Last Letter Home has been chosen for the new selection of the Richard and Judy Book Club in conjunction with W.H. Smith.   Theirs is surely one of the most successful retail promotions ever, and part of the reason is that Richard and Judy are responsible …