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
bookish castle bookshop

IBW2021: Kia Abdullah on the joys of being ‘bookish’

It’s Independent Bookshop Week! Today we are joined by Kia Abdullah, author of the upcoming gripping courtroom drama Next of Kin. She talks about how it is such a joy to be ‘bookish’. Bookshops have been an anchor My mother tongue, Sylheti, is very much an oral language. It’s… Read More

IBW2021: Katie Ginger on why every town needs a bookshop

Katie Ginger, author of The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse, tells us why every town needs a bookshop in this fantastic blog post for Independent Bookshop Week. Every town needs a bookshop When I was around ten, every weekend was spent in my favourite place in my tiny hometown: a… Read More

IBW2021: Jessica Ryn on her number one bookshop memory

We’re continuing our Independent Bookshop Week series with a trip down memory lane with Jessica Ryn, author of The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside. Continue reading to reminisce along with her! My Number One Bookshop Memory What did you miss most about bookshops during lockdown? If… Read More

IBW2021: Melanie Golding on the sweet smell of bookshops

To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week Melanie Golding, author of Little Darlings, shares her love of bookshops, specifically the smell we all wish could be bottled. The Sweet Smell of Bookshops There was no bookshop in the village where I grew up. Although there were plenty of… Read More

IBW2021: PL Kane on memories of bookshops in Chesterfield

For this Independent Bookshop Week blog post, PL Kane author of Her Husband’s Grave shares some fond memories of growing up and exploring bookshops in Chesterfield. PL Kane on bookshops on memories of bookshops in Chesterfield My main memories of gaining access to books when… Read More
Healthy BOSH favourite five

HQ’s Favourite Five: BOSH! Healthy Vegan

This month we are celebrating five years of BOSH! To mark the occasion, we’re looking at some of HQ’s favourite recipes and extracts from each of the five BOSH! books. In today’s round-up, we’re diving fork-first into five delicious and oh-so-healthy recipes from BOSH’s third cookbook, BOSH! Healthy… Read More