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Ikigai: The Japanese Guide to Finding Your Purpose in Life

Move over, Hygge – it’s all about Ikigai now. Written by Japanese expert Ken Mogi, The Little Book of Ikigai is a fascinating insight into the miracle that is the Japanese people’s record-breaking long life […]

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Graham Norton answers readers’ questions

Graham Norton’s masterful, bestselling debut novel Holding, is now out in paperback. Some lucky reading groups from all over the country were given the chance to ask Graham a question about the novel, and here […]

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My Perfect Weekend…with Marina Fiorato

The weekend is on the horizon and to celebrate we caught up with Marina Fiorato, author of the dark, sumptuous and gothic Crimson and Bone, which is out today, to find out how she imagines […]

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#MadGirl

As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week we thought we’d share a snippet of Bryony Gordon reading from her bestselling book Mad Girl ‘It’s the snake in her brain that has told her ever since she […]

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Quickfire Q&A with Rosanna Ley

Today we welcome author Rosanna Ley who delights us with a quickfire Q&A! Author of the bestselling novels The Villa and The Saffron Trail, Rosanna returns with a gorgeous summer read about love and starting over […]

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Tracy Rees on the challenges of writing a timeslip novel

The biggest challenge of writing a timeslip novel, or dual narrative, for me, is of course the length. I tend to “write long” anyway – the bulk of my work when I move from a […]

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Read an EXCLUSIVE extract of Daisy Goodwin’s ‘Victoria’

If you’re as obsessed with the TV series ‘Victoria’ as we are, you’ll be thrilled to know that creator Daisy Goodwin has written the standalone novel, Victoria. ‘In June 1837, the eighteen-year-old Victoria wakes up […]

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Tasmina Perry’s Shelfie

Sunday Times bestselling author Tasmina Perry’s new novel THE HOUSE ON SUNSET LAKE is out now in hardback. A heart-wrenching love story bejewelled with mysteries and dark secrets, set in the Deep South. ‘Seductive and mysterious…the perfect novel […]

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My Perfect Weekend – Kathryn Hughes

Long lie in or up with the lark?  Neither!  A short lie in until about 8.30am Full English or super-food smoothie?  A nearly-full English, but no bread, sausages or black pudding. City break or escape […]

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Team Bookends are reclaiming the lunch hour

Sometimes it’s tempting to have lunch al desko, staring at that bright screen in front of you, scrolling through everything that isn’t work related. But here at Bookends, we think it’s time to reclaim that […]

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Hina Belitz on her debut novel ‘Set Me Free’

Hina Belitz’s highly anticipated debut novel SET ME FREE, depicts the powerful relationship between a brother and a sister forced to flee their home in fear of their lives. We have an exclusive extract from […]

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Natalie Meg Evans talks traditions, tinsel and Christmas-card-towers

It wouldn’t be Christmas without… As a child I adored Christmas. As I come from a family of borderline hoarders, Christmas cards, tinsel, decorations and wrapping paper would be carefully stored year on year. As […]

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