The Illustrated Child

The Illustrated Child: First Chapter Extract

Today we publish Polly Crosby’s beguiling, magical debut The Illustrated Child in paperback! Order your copy now, and start reading with this exclusive first chapter extract below. Chapter One Braër was an ancient farmhouse. A month of living there had still not unearthed a fraction of its secrets. Read More
Arrowood Mick Finlay

Mick Finlay: Six things I try to avoid when writing a novel

Today we publish the fourth book in Mick Finlay’s gripping Arrowood mystery series, Arrowood and the Meeting House Murders! To mark the occasion, we’ve asked Mick to tell us a little bit about his writing process. Here’s what Mick tries NOT to do when writing! 1. Telling people what… Read More
The F*ck It Diet

Caroline Dooner: The F*ck It Diet

This week, we publish the paperback edition of Caroline Dooner’s life-changing book The F*ck It Diet. Today she joins us on the blog to discuss the inspiration behind the book, and why The F*ck It Diet is so important. All my life, I thought I was a food… Read More
Christmas Escape competition Sarah Morgan

Win a luxury festive hamper with Sarah Morgan!

To celebrate the upcoming publication of The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan, we’re giving you the chance to win a luxury festive hamper! Simply pre-order a copy of this heartwarming new novel from your favourite retailer and submit your order confirmation number below. Win a luxury… Read More
Christmas Escape extract

Christmas has come early!

The Christmas Escape is the latest book from the Sunday Times bestselling author which will be published on 28th October, and we can’t think of anyone better to escape with this festive season! If you liked One More for Christmas and A Wedding in December, we’re sure you are… Read More

Nicola Cornick on historic places inspiring her writing

We’re delighted to be publishing Nicola Cornick’s latest timeslip novel, The Last Daughter, on July 8th. Through spellbinding and gripping writing, Nicola can always be counted upon to transport us back in time. And often Nicola’s writing is inspired by historic sites that we can all… Read More

Your staycation just got a lot more thrilling!

This year is all about staycations and nothing completes a holiday at home than a good stack of books. Transport yourself around Great Britain with these four gripping HQ crime thrillers that will give your holiday a thrilling edge. To celebrate this year’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate,… Read More
Pug Actually

Matt Dunn’s Inspiration for Pug Actually

To celebrate the release of Matt Dunn’s new laugh-out-loud romcom Pug Actually, we asked him about the inspiration behind this new novel. Grab a cuppa and settle in to find out about this PAWsome book… The Inspiration Behind Pug Actually A question… Read More

Good Grief: Anne’s Letter to John 16/06/21

In her most recent letter to her late husband, John, co-author of Good Grief, Anne Mayer Bird comes to terms with the pain he must have suffered through in his final years and how things have continued to evolve in the world over the last few… Read More
butter tofu curry BOSH!

Happy Birthday BOSH!: Butter Tofu Curry

This month BOSH! turns five years old, so we’re celebrating by sharing some of the tastiest BOSH! recipes in our repertoire. This week, we’re serving up the BOSH! Butter Tofu Curry! Inspired by the Indian classic dish of buttered chicken, we can’t get enough of this Speedy BOSH! recipe. Read More
Griffin Books bookhop

IBW2021: Louise Mumford’s bookshop date (almost!)

To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week, Louise Mumford – author of Sleepless – looks back on one of her favourite bookshop memories… the time she almost got a date! Love at first sight? My favourite memory of a bookshop is an easy one: the day I nearly got a date… Read More
books and bookshop memories

IBW2021: Nadine Matheson’s bookshop memories

To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week, Nadine Matheson (The Jigsaw Man) looks back on her childhood bookshop memories, and the importance of representation. One building; many worlds Is it possible to miss a building? To feel a longing to be back inside those hallowed walls that housed a gateway… Read More