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Full of Festive Cheer?

‘Everyone knows someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of pop or Radio One’s back catalogue. So if you’re fed up of second-guessing which albums are missing from their collection, but want […] Read More

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Scents & Sensibility

The incredible stories of 100 perfumes from a whole century of scents.  Lizzie Ostrom is a lifelong fragrance fan, who began hosting events for people to discover the world of […] Read More

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Brooke Davis Video Q&A

Brooke Davis, author of Lost & Found, reveals the inspiration behind her characters’ sparkling dialogue and the reasons why her debut novel will stir up many deep emotions for her […] Read More

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Reading Guide – A Song for Issy Bradley

‘Bray brings humour, empathy and knowledge to what is fundamentally a novel about grief and faith – and whether the latter can emerge from the former unshaken. The Bradleys don’t. […] Read More

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Carys Bray on being a first-time novelist

Carys Bray talks about the process of getting her debut novel, A Song for Issy Bradley, published, the reaction of readers to her characters, and her advice for first time […] Read More

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Jackie Copleton

Jackie Copleton, author of A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding, reveals why hanging laundry can be one of the landmark moments in your life and her dream of drinking ill-advised martinis […] Read More

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Ray Robinson

Ray Robinson, an award-winning short-story writer, novelist and screenwriter, first won attention in 2006 with his debut novel, Electricity, which was shortlisted for both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize […] Read More

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The BBC’s Shopgirls

Based on the BBC television series, Shopgirls is the nostalgic, sweeping true story of the women behind the counters of Britain’s most famous – and not so famous – stores. […] Read More

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Carys Bray

Carys Bray is the debut author of the incredibly touching, funny and unforgettable A Song For Issy Bradley. It’s a novel which Nick Hornby has dubbed: ‘A terrific book. It’s wry, […] Read More

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Smith Henderson

Fourth of July Creek, Smith Henderson‘s mesmeric debut novel, is published today. We believe it to be one of the best debuts you’ll ever read. Fourth of July Creek is […] Read More

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