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This Lovely City

Win a Townhouse Cocktail Box for two!

The drinks are flowing. The music is playing. But the party can’t last… To celebrate the paperback publication of This Lovely City, the atmospheric and poignant debut novel from Louise Hare, we’re giving one lucky winner the chance to win a Townhouse Cocktail Box for two… Read More
look after yourself

You Should Look After Yourself More, Honey

January is often seen as the month of self-care. But how does this work after a year like 2020? Kate Lucey, author of Get a Grip, Love, discusses being kinder to ourselves this year.   You Should Look After Yourself More, Honey January is a time… Read More

Win a luxury weekend break with Just My Luck!

To celebrate the publication of Adele Parks’ no.1 Sunday Times bestseller Just My Luck, we’re giving you the chance to win a two-night bed and breakfast stay at an Everbright Hotel, plus a copy of this utterly gripping domestic thriller!   To be in with a chance of winning, simply… Read More
insomnia

How insomnia brought me to the brink… and changed my life

To celebrate the release of Sleepless, the gripping new dystopian thriller, author Louise Mumford is here to talk about insomnia. How insomnia brought me to the brink… and changed my life People often laugh about the stupidest thing they’ve done when tired. “Oh, I put my keys in… Read More
macarons

Lockdown Comforts: Orange Macarons

Another week of lockdown, another week of comfort baking. Our team are OBSESSED with these orange macarons from Lucy Deedes’s new book. If you’re looking for the perfect treat, then this is the bake for you.   Orange Macarons These are quick to make but it pays to be completely… Read More
Cinnamon

Lockdown Comforts: Cinnamon Buns

Lockdown 2.0 is upon us, so here at HQ we’re focusing on selfcare. This year has been hard, and now is the time to find what makes you cosy and happy. For us, one thing we love to do is bake. Here is a recipe from our friends at the… Read More
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Win a £200 National Book Tokens gift card!

In this world, perfection is everything. To celebrate the highly anticipated paperback publication of Q, we’re giving you the chance to win a £200 National Book Tokens gift card! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize is… Read More
Meet me at fir tree lodge

Meet Me at Fir Tree Lodge: Alpine Bites Shortbread

Meet Me at Fir Tree Lodge by Rachel Dove is out in e-book today! To celebrate, we have her protagonist Rebecca on the blog talking about autumn and yummy bakes.   Rebecca Atkins, Fir Tree Lodge, Alpine Bites Café, Alpe D’Huez Hello there! Thanks for popping… Read More
Fab Festive Five

Fab Festive Five: Books to Get You in The Christmas Spirit

Today marks the official start of the 100 day countdown to Christmas. That’s right! 100 days ‘til Christmas! Here at HQ we’ve begun to dust off the Christmas décor, grab the wrapping paper, and start to write a list of books that will get us in the right mood… Read More

Show your allyship with Sophie Williams

Do you want to be an anti-racist ally?  This punchy, pocket-sized guide from Sophie Williams shows you how, whether you’re using your voice for the first time, or are looking for ways to keep the momentum and from make long lasting change. Coming this October. To celebrate the publication of … Read More
Reading Together Day

Why We Love to Read – Reading Together Day

Here at HQ Stories, we love to read. We are often found with a book in hand or shouting about our favourite reads to anyone who will listen. For Reading Together Day, we thought we’d share five reasons we love to read. Stay tuned to find out more about Reading… Read More

Try rhubarb & custard cupcakes at Katie’s Cornish Kitchen!

To celebrate the publication of Rosie Chambers’ delicious new novel Katie’s Cornish Kitchen, we’re sharing one of the recipes that features in the book! These rhubarb and custard cupcakes are the perfect treat to enjoy whilst losing yourself in this beautiful new Cornish romance.   For the cupcakes you’ll need:… Read More