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Precious You Book Club

Precious You: Inspiration and Generation Gaps

In preparation for our book club meeting this week, Helen Monks Takhar discusses the inspiration of the two central figures of her book Precious You and the divide between Gen X-ers and Millennials.   In my twenties, going for a jog demanded I prepare myself for… Read More

What We’re Reading: Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

On the shelf this week is Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, currently being read by Commercial Manager, Conor Anderson! Read on to find out more about What We’re Reading…   What’s it about? England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the… Read More
Exciting Times Reading

What We’re Reading: Exciting Times – Naoise Dolan

Today we are joined by Marketing Assistant Becky Lushey who is here to tell us about her latest read – Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan – for What We’re Reading!   What’s it about? Set in the international circles of contemporary Hong Kong, Exciting Times follows Dublin-transplant and English… Read More

What We’re Reading: Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie

This week, we asked Kirsty Capes (Senior Marketing Manager at Mills & Boon) to join us for What We’re Reading! She told us all about Home Fires by Kamila Shamsie, winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018!   What’s it about? Isma is free. After years spent raising her… Read More
Lisa Hall HQ Book Club

HQ Book Club: Lisa Hall’s top 5 psychological thrillers!

What is it that makes a psychological thriller a book to remember? For me, it’s not just about the twist (although, of course, the twist is very important); it’s also about the build-up and the tension, and very often I guess the twist ahead of its reveal but I read… Read More

What We’re Reading: Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams

This week, we asked Jemma Murat (Digital Publicity Manager at Mills & Boon) to join us for What We’re Reading! At the top of her reading list at the moment is Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, winner of the Book of the Year award at this year’s British Book Awards!… Read More

What We’re Reading: The Story of Silence – Alex Myers

This week for What We’re Reading, Publicity Manager Joe Thomas is sharing with us a book that he has recently finished that he described as ‘a cracking, epic historical fantasy novel’ – The Story of Silence by Alex Myers, which is published on 9th July by Harper Voyager. Read More
Summer in Mayfair by Susannah Constantine

Susannah Constantine on writing Summer in Mayfair

Ahead of this week’s live book club event, author Susannah Constantine tells us all about her writing process for Summer in Mayfair.    This is new to me – to be part of a book club, where I am talking about my own novel, Summer in Mayfair. Where better to… Read More

What We’re Reading: Out of Love – Hazel Hayes

This week for What We’re Reading, Marketing Intern Imie Kent-Muller tells us all about the book she is JUST OBSESSED with – Out of Love by Hazel Hayes.     What’s it about?   The story begins with an ending, telling the usual story of… Read More
this lovely city book club

What to do When Your Book Comes Out During a Global Pandemic

Ahead of this week’s live HQ Book Club event, author Louise Hare tells us all about her debut novel This Lovely City, publishing at the beginning of a global pandemic, and finding creativity in lockdown.   Like many authors, the publication of my debut novel was a dream coming… Read More