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Month: July 2018

Banana and Chocolate Ice-Cream Sandwiches

Banana and Chocolate Ice-Cream Sandwiches This fun pudding is lip-smackingly good and great for all ages. It is also easy to assemble. I especially love making it with kids although every adult I know likes to behave like a child now and again too. The ‘ice cream’ is just banana mixed with cocoa powder and […]

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Have an adventure-packed summer holiday with the Famous Five

  ‘“I do love the beginning of the summer hols,” said Julian. “They always seem to stretch out ahead for ages and ages”’ Five Go Off in a Caravan The summer holidays are a magical time. There’s so much fun to be had, so many ways to spend those precious hours and days: from picnics […]

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Need inspiration? Try shooting the same thing 100 times

One of the best creative exercises, as unusual as it sounds, is to pick an object and shoot it 100 times. It might sound boring but, as with any kind of creative constraint, it stretches you creatively. An ideal subject is one that is dynamic and can take on multiple forms. This isn’t as difficult […]

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American Dirt

We are overjoyed to announce that Tinder Press has acquired AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins.  Publisher Mary-Anne Harrington acquired British Commonwealth rights in the novel, at auction, from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein. The novel follows a mother and her young son as they flee across Mexico to escape the drug cartel which has murdered […]

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Related Categories: Acquisitions, Tinder Press News

The Little Stranger Film Tie-in Edition

The film adaptation of The Little Stranger will be released in cinemas nationwide on the 21st September. Here is a first look at the cover for the film tie-in edition: You can watch the trailer for Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation here: The Little Stranger official trailer.     Follow the conversation online with #WhoIstheLittleStranger?

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Space is for Everyone Week: Top 5 Coolest Aliens in Science Fiction

Our final Space is For Everyone Week blog comes from the lovely Dominic Dulley of Jo Fletcher Books. His debut novel, Shattermoon, was released this year and he’s here to tell us about his top 5 coolest aliens. You want diversity in space? Try these alien species on for size. As far as I’m concerned, they’re […]

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Related Categories: Hodderscape Posts, Uncategorized

Katie Marsh, Joanna Bolouri, Kathryn Hughes and Chrissie Manby tell us about their beach bag must-haves!

If you’re enjoying the heatwave by the sea, or gearing up for a trip abroad, you’ll no doubt be planning what to bring (and more importantly, what to read!) on the beach this summer. Find out what some of our favourite authors are packing in their beach bags…   Katie Marsh, author of The Rest […]

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Related Categories: Bookends News

Simple summer salads for optimum health

The warm summer weather means we all crave lighter meals, but when it comes to salads it’s very easy to fall back on the same old favourites. If you’re looking for some new ideas to liven up your salad repertoire, these recipes are not only delicious but packed full of goodness. Devised by nutritional therapist […]

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Related Categories: Health, How to Posts

The Story Keeper

First the land was taken, then the stories, then the girls… The Bookseller recently noted the rise in ghost and spooky stories hitting the shops. Laura Purcell’s THE SILENT COMPANIONS (Bloomsbury) is one. Happily, we can celebrate our very own Anna Mazzola, never one to shirk from darker corners in her fiction, on the publication of her amazing second […]

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What I’ve learnt from a year without alcohol

This time last year I stopped drinking alcohol. There was no dramatic trigger and I didn’t have a booze problem. It’s just that several things happened around the same time which made me want to give it a go. I was working on a memoir called The Sober Diaries which is a funny, honest account […]

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Related Categories: Mindfulness, Yellow Kite Books Posts

Books to get you through the heatwave…

We’ve all heard enough about the #heatwave but when the world is melting around you, what else can you do but commiserate? We miss the rain. Remember rain? So lovely and cooling and we never moaned about it, not at all. Anyway, we’re here to take your minds off your rapidly escalating body temperature and terrible […]

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Related Categories: Bookends News

Daphne du Maurier at Somerset House

    DAPHNE DU MAURIER AT SOMERSET HOUSE​   Rebecca’s 80th birthday celebrations continue: Somerset House are showing Hitchcock’s adaptation as part of their Film Four Summer Screen season. Is there a more perfect summer evening for fans of Hitchcock and du Maurier? We can’t think of one.   ‘Last night I dreamt I went […]

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