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Month: December 2017

Team Bookends’ New Year’s Resolutions

Looking to change something about your life? Draw inspiration from our resolutions for 2018.   Last year I said I was going to go to the gym, look after myself a bit more and learn calligraphy. I can report that I signed up to a gym – was very good for about a month and […]

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Merry Christmas 2017!

Dear One and All, Have a lovely Christmas, and a great 2018.  I hope you all get some rest, a time to chill and a bright and shiny new year! And of course, always – more books! lotsa love, Cat/Kate/Claire (depending on who’s asking!)

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Bookends authors share their Christmas Day Routine

As homes up and down the country wake up to put the turkey in the oven and open their stockings, our Bookends authors share their Christmas Day routines. Carmel Harrington, author of Cold Feet: The Lost Years We awake early, courtesy of our two children – Amelia (7) and Nate (6). They scramble into bed […]

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The Christmas Quick-Fire

It’s time for another Christmas Quick-Fire Quiz from some of our Bookends authors. Get ready to find out whether they’ll be playing Monopoly or Charades this year or whether it’s lights on the tree first or last… Clemency Burton-Hill, author of Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Everyday Home OR Away Home or at my […]

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How are you decorating your home this festive season? Bookends authors reveal their traditions!

Everyone’s got a tradition for decorating their homes at Christmas – some of us love it, some dread the thought of those dusty boxes being brought down from the attic. But what do our lovely Bookends authors have to say about it? Elizabeth Gill, author of Snow Angels I never get to stay at home […]

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Improve your skin – the natural way

Do you want smoother, younger-looking skin, without having to resort to expensive lotions or plastic surgery? Surprising at it may seem, what you eat can make a huge difference to your skin’s appearance.     Dr Jessica Wu has spent years helping the world’s A-list look and feel fantastic on the red carpet. Her 28-day […]

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Festive liver detox

It’s easy to over-indulge over the Holidays: between parties and family lunches we all get carried away! But getting back on track couldn’t be easier, thanks to Patrick Holdford’s tips to kick-start a liver detox. You may be wondering why the liver is such an important organ in the body. In fact the liver is the greatest […]

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The hardest person to buy presents for – Bookends authors own up!

We all have that one person in our social circle or family that’s an absolute nightmare to buy presents for. Our authors share their most troublesome recipients. Louise O’Neill, author of Almost Love My father is impossible to buy for because he’s basically a hippie who feels uncomfortable with what he sees as rampant materialism. He accepts […]

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Irish Readers – Vote and be in with a chance to win €100 Eason’s Voucher

Irish booksellers Eason’s are running a poll for the best book of 2017. I’m thrilled that What Happened That Night is included in a very strong list – some of my favourite books of 2017 are there too! Everyone who votes has a chance to win a €100 voucher. Obviously I’d love if you voted […]

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Announcing Brandon Sanderson’s New Novel for 2018

Gollancz is thrilled to announce that in Autumn 2018 we will be publishing a completely new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. We can now officially reveal the title of that novel as…   [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ougzHSNkJYE[/embedyt]   Brandon’s own website had been raising many questions amongst fans after he announced they he would […]

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Home Alone 2 or White Christmas? Our authors’ favourite Christmas movies

We quizzed more of our fabulous Bookends authors on the movies they want to snuggle down in front of this Christmas. Kirstie Allsopp, author of Kirstie’s Real Kitchen Ooh difficult… It’s going to have to be National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Emily Phillips, author of Trying I adore Home Alone 2 for a festive reminder of […]

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Neeewwwww Boooookkk Soooooon!!

And other deeply literary announcements. Here is a cover: Here is a blurb: Theo Miller knows the value of human life – to the very last penny.  Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. But when […]

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