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    You, Me, Everything…
    by Catherine Isaac
    2017/12/05  |  Features  |  

    With three kids, this time of year – for me and every other working mum – involves a long round of nativity plays, Christingles, Christmas jumper days … and so many school events that you’re tempted to dig out a sleeping bag and not bother coming home. But on the …

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    A new cover is always an exciting thing…
    by Louise Candlish
    2017/12/04  |  Features  |  

    A new cover is always an exciting thing. Our House is my first novel to be published by Simon & Schuster in the UK, as well as my first novel ever to be published in the US (by Berkley/Penguin), and I was fascinated to see how publishers in the two …

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    Mistletoe and Baileys!
    by Kate Furnivall
    2017/12/01  |  Features  |  

    Okay, I’ve flipped over my calendar. It’s official: December is here. Yes, dear reader – Christmas is zooming towards us even faster than one of David Attenborough’s stripey pyjama sharks. And I am prepared to admit it here in black and white – I LOVE Christmas. I adore all the …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/11/27  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we have a fabulous review from Chloe (who runs Chloe’s Chick Lit Reviews blog) for Miracle on Regent Street by Ali Harris, which we have just reissued in a glorious new paperback edition, available exclusively through Sainsburys! “I love debut novels. There is something about heading into the unknown …

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    Why it’s Wise to Stay on the Right Side of Romantic Novelists…
    by Milly Johnson
    2017/11/20  |  Features  |  

    Whilst doing a final edit on my new book, I was awoken at stupid o’clock by something in my subconscious delivering the message that there was a plot hole that needed filling. It had been sifting through every word I’d written with the express purpose of hunting out stuff that …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/11/20  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we have two fabulous reviews for the wonderful Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley. First up, Janet from fromfirstpagetolast. “This is a very moving story of the finality of life. As humans we know from a relatively young age that our life is a finite one. …

  • Goodbye, 2017. Hello, 2018!
    by Alice
    2017/11/17  |  Features  |  

    The days are short, the air is bitter, London has been blessed with snow (if only a slight dusting). The Christmas lights are up and the mince pies are in the cupboard. 2017 is officially drawing to a close. It has definitely been an interesting year. The year of Storm …

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    10 Ideas for a Magical Christmas Wedding
    by Alice
    2017/11/16  |  Features  |  

    To celebrate the release of Paige Toon’s A Christmas Wedding – the short story sequel to Thirteen Weddings – I have put together a list of festive wedding ideas! From invites to decorations, from food to favours, here are 10 things that would make a Christmas wedding magical! 1. Send …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/11/14  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we have a bunch of fabulous 5* reviews and a new A Day in the Life of… feature from Rachel who blogs over at Rachale’s Reads. First up, The Regulars by Georgia Clark. I was really intrigued by this book, especially after reading the chapter sampler that ‘Books …

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    10 Easy Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness
    by Alice
    2017/11/13  |  Features  |  

    As today is #WorldKindnessDay, we have been thinking about what random acts of kindness we can perform today… ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ was a term coined by writer Anne Herbert when she wrote ‘practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty’ on a placemat in 1982 and it …