Extracts

This Lovely City extract

Read an extract of This Lovely City!

This Lovely City, the gorgeous debut novel from Louise Hare, has been chosen as book of the week for BBC Two’s bookish new show, Between the Covers! Read on for an extract to get a taste of this poignant and compelling story of life, love and hope.   T… Read More
Teachers

World Teachers Day with Claudia Winkleman

Teachers are such an important part of growing up. To celebrate World Teachers Day, we have an extract from Claudia Winkleman’s new book Quite about why she loves teachers.   I am in awe of teachers; they are, simply put, the most patient group of people on earth. You… Read More
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The Queen’s Rival: Letter Four

To celebrate the release of the new historical novel The Queen’s Rival by bestselling author Anne O’Brien, we have been sharing some letters that feature in the book. Our final letter features our protagonist Cecily, Duchess of York, writing to her daughter Anne, Duchess of Exeter.   Cecily, Duchess of York,… Read More
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The Queen’s Rival: Letter Three

To celebrate the release of the new historical novel The Queen’s Rival by bestselling author Anne O’Brien, we are sharing some letters that feature in the book. Our third letter features our Katherine, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, writing to her sister (and our protagonist) Cecily, Duchess of York.   Katherine, Dowager… Read More
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The Queen’s Rival: Letter Two

To celebrate the release of the new historical novel The Queen’s Rival by bestselling author Anne O’Brien, we are sharing some letters that feature in the book. Our second letter features our protagonist Cecily, Duchess of York, writing to her sister Anna, Duchess of Buckingham.   Cecily, Duchess of York, to… Read More
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The Queen’s Rival: Letter One

To celebrate the release of the new historical novel The Queen’s Rival by bestselling author Anne O’Brien, we are sharing some letters that feature in the book. First up is a letter from our protagonist Cecily, Duchess of York, to Queen Marguerite.   Cecily, Duchess of York, to her grace the… Read More
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Brave, Not Perfect: Why Be Brave?

Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani empowers women to embrace their imperfections and find their bravery. This extract, in celebration of the paperback release, discusses why it is important to be brave:    Why Be Brave?  If you think about it, pretty much everything worth doing in life requires bravery. Bravery… Read More

Make Luminary Bakery’s signature Cinnamon Swirls!

To celebrate the publication of Luminary Bakery’s gorgeous new cookbook Rising Hope, we wanted to share with you one of our absolute favourite recipes from the book – cinnamon swirls with cream cheese frosting!    Our infamously large, gorgeously swirled cinnamon buns are one of our most popular… Read More