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

What We’re Reading: The Street – Anne Petry

This week, we asked Katie Seaman (Senior Commissioning Editor at HQ Fiction) to join us for What We’re Reading! She told us all about The Street by Ann Petry, a book originally published in 1946, which was widely praised and became the first book by an African American author… Read More

Win a preserving starter kit with Lucy Deedes!

To celebrate the publication of Lucy Deedes’ brand new guide to all things jam and marmalade, we’re giving you the chance to win a copy of The Little Book of Marmalade as well as a luxury jam preserving start kit bundle! Simply enter your details and answer the question… Read More
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World Vegan Month: Quick Tandoori Kebabs

Missing a Saturday takeaway treat? BOSH have got you covered! Treat yourself to these delicious (and super speedy!) tandoori kebabs this weekend, courtesy of the latest BOSH cookbook, Speedy BOSH!   Henry’s mum showed him how to make a tandoori mix many years ago, way before he went plant-based. Read More
Sleep

Can’t sleep? Here are 10 reasons why

Are you struggling to sleep at the moment? Struggling to work out why? You’re not alone. Insomnia is a big kicker for a lot of people at the moment and it’s often hard to work out the cause. Louise Mumford, author of Sleepless, is here to… Read More
Dual Timeline Writing Tips

Kathleen McGurl on Writing Dual Timelines

This week in our NaNoWriMo series, Kathleen McGurl joins us to give us her top tips on mastering the tricky art of dual timeline novels! Kathleen has written almost a dozen dual timeline novels now, and her lastest read The Forgotten Gift is out in e-book today! Click here… 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
writing

Alex Shaw on Writing What You Know

We’re officially in November which means it’s NaNoWriMo time! How are you getting on so far? Have you got your ideas ready? Alex Shaw, author of the Aidan Snow and Jack Tate series, is on the blog discussing how he finds inspiration and giving his top tips on writing.  … Read More