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Christmas Comforts: Laurie Elizabeth Flynn and P. L. Kane

Christmas Comfort reads aren’t always cosy and romantic; some of our authors love a good creepy atmospheric book to keep them company in winter! This December you’ll find Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of the upcoming The Girls Are All So Nice Here, and P L Kane,… Read More
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Christmas Comforts: Simon Berthon

Christmas Day may already be over, but we still have plenty of Christmas Comfort reads up our sleeve! Today, Simon Berthon, author of A Time to Lie, shares his recommendation with us. Brace yourself for a dark and chilling tale this Boxing Day…   Simon Berthon recommends… Snowdrops. Such… Read More
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Christmas Comforts: Philippa East

As we get closer to Christmas, we’re looking for more Christmas Comfort recommendations from our authors. In this blog post Philippa East, author of Little White Lies and the upcoming Safe and Sound, discusses why she turns to The Dark is Rising in the festive season… Philippa East’s… Read More
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Christmas Comforts: Tom Ellen + Phaedra Patrick

Our Christmas Comforts blog series continues as we are joined by authors Tom Ellen (All About Us) and Phaedra Patrick (The Secrets of Sunshine)! Tom and Phaedra share their alternative festive reads which are perfect if you are looking for belly-aching laughs or heartwarming fiction!   Tom Ellen… Read More
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Christmas Comforts: Andi Osho

Continuing in our Christmas Comforts blog series, this week we have Andi Osho author of Asking for A Friend. In this post she talks about her comfort read Big Magic, and how it inspires her…   Andi Osho’s Christmas Comfort: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert If you’re a creative and… Read More
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Christmas Comforts: Suzy Quinn + Mel McGrath

Today, Suzy K Quinn (Don’t Tell Teacher, Not My Daughter) and Mel McGrath (The Guilty Party, Two Wrongs) are joining us for our Christmas Comforts series to share their favourite books to read at this time of year!   Suzy K Quinn recommends… I love re-reading… Read More
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Sally Gardner’s Inspiration for The Snow Song

The Snow Song by Sally Gardner is a spellbinding fairytale and magical love story, but what inspired her to step into Edith’s world in a small village in Transylvania? Sally shares some of the historical, literary, and cultural influences behind her enchanting story with us. What… Read More
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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
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Parting Shot – Short Story by Simon Berthon

Grab a few biscuits and a beverage of choice. Settle down and read Parting Shot, the gripping short story by Simon Berthon – author of A Time to Lie. If you’re into your mysteries or spy thrillers, then read on to find out about a retired man named Gwilym.   Parting… Read More
Thea

Meet Thea from Sleepless

Meet Thea… Meet twenty-seven-year-old Thea Mackenzie. She would smile but that would take up too much of her energy – and energy is precious. You see, Thea is exhausted. A lifetime of insomnia has brought her to her knees. An hour of sleep each night is starting to take its… Read More
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Christmas Comforts: Helen Monks Takhar

Continuing in our Christmas Comforts series, we have an absolute classic for today’s post. Helen Monks Takhar, author of Precious You, explains why A Christmas Carol brings her comfort at Christmas.   Helen Monks Takhar’s Christmas Comfort Read: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens There’s something of the Victorian about my… Read More