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Christmas

If you like this Christmas movie we recommend…

Here at HQ Stories, we are OBSESSED with Christmas movies and we also LOVE books (funnily enough). We couldn’t resist the opportunity to pair them together to create the ultimate festive reading guide. Read on to find out what you should read next based on your favourite Christmas… Read More
Enchant

Books that will… enchant ✨

Easy to wrap and always a joy to receive, we think books make the BEST Christmas presents. So if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift to fill that stocking, you can never go wrong with a brilliant book! Check out some of our fantastic recommendations for books that are… Read More
orange

Make some Orange Macarons this Christmas

Orange Macarons These are quick to make but it pays to be completely prepared, with all the ingredients measured and ready. Makes 15. What you’ll need 100g ground almonds 100g icing sugar 60g room-temperature egg whites (2 eggs) ¼ tsp cream of tartar A few drops of orange… Read More
girls

Hello, girls-

It’s me. Jenny.  Yes, you read that right.  It’s really me.  In the flesh. . . so to speak.  I bet you thought you left this chapter of your lives behind you.  But you see, I’ve been here all along.  Watching you. I see you, you know.  Really see you. Read More
That Woman

Can ‘Be Kind’ hold up in the return to the office?

To celebrate the upcoming paperback release of her chilling psychological thriller That Woman, Helen Monks Takhar explores whether it’s still possible to be kind now that we’ve returned to the office. Can ‘Be Kind’ hold up in the return to the office? I couldn’t help… Read More
Black Skin

WIN a skin health consultation with Dija Ayodele!

WIN a skin health consultation + a £250 gift card! Pre-order your copy of Black Skin, the ultimate skincare guide for Black women, and enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning a skin health consultation with author and Black skin expert Dija Ayodele, +… Read More
Armistice Day war poppies

A silent thanks from Michelle Rawlins

For as long as I can remember I have bowed my head at 11am every year on November 11 and thought about all those who valiantly lost their lives fighting a war to help ensure a safer world for us all to live in. As a little girl, I would… Read More
The Replacement

Listen to an extract of The Replacement 🎧

Weaving together the trademark folklore inspiration that readers loved in Little Darlings, with the procedural narrative force of a brilliant mystery, The Replacement is the excellent and unnerving new novel from Melanie Golding. When a small child is found wandering alone, the local shopkeepers call the authorities immediately. Twenty minutes… Read More
Both Of You

Win a £150 Whistles Voucher with Adele Parks!

Pre-order the sensational Sunday Times bestseller Both Of You in paperback to be in with a chance of winning a Whistles Gift Card worth £150. Enter below and keep scrolling to find out more about Adele Parks’s latest gripping thriller. In a marriage built on lies, the truth… Read More