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The Lost Ones

The Lost Ones – The Inspiration Behind The Story

Anita Frank, author of the captivating and haunting ghost story The Lost Ones, is here on the blog discussing the inspiration by her novel. Now out in paperback!   Some houses are NEVER at peace… Footsteps. Smashing glass. Doors opening of their own accord. A distinctive smell… Read More
Meet me at fir tree lodge

Meet Me at Fir Tree Lodge: Alpine Bites Shortbread

Meet Me at Fir Tree Lodge by Rachel Dove is out in e-book today! To celebrate, we have her protagonist Rebecca on the blog talking about autumn and yummy bakes.   Rebecca Atkins, Fir Tree Lodge, Alpine Bites Café, Alpe D’Huez Hello there! Thanks for popping… Read More
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The Queen’s Rival: Letter Four

To celebrate the release of the new historical novel The Queen’s Rival by bestselling author Anne O’Brien, we have been sharing some letters that feature in the book. Our final letter features our protagonist Cecily, Duchess of York, writing to her daughter Anne, Duchess of Exeter.   Cecily, Duchess of York,… Read More
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The Queen’s Rival: Letter Three

To celebrate the release of the new historical novel The Queen’s Rival by bestselling author Anne O’Brien, we are sharing some letters that feature in the book. Our third letter features our Katherine, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, writing to her sister (and our protagonist) Cecily, Duchess of York.   Katherine, Dowager… Read More
Fab Festive Five

Fab Festive Five: Books to Get You in The Christmas Spirit

Today marks the official start of the 100 day countdown to Christmas. That’s right! 100 days ‘til Christmas! Here at HQ we’ve begun to dust off the Christmas décor, grab the wrapping paper, and start to write a list of books that will get us in the right mood… Read More
Rom-Com

Top Tips for Rom-Com Writers with Belinda Missen

Belinda Missen, author of Accidentally in Love, is here to give her top tips for rom-com writers. If you ever wanted the insider knowledge on the genre, keep reading! There are never enough romantic comedies in the world. I’ve always advocated the idea that there’s plenty of room at the table… Read More
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The Queen’s Rival: Letter Two

To celebrate the release of the new historical novel The Queen’s Rival by bestselling author Anne O’Brien, we are sharing some letters that feature in the book. Our second letter features our protagonist Cecily, Duchess of York, writing to her sister Anna, Duchess of Buckingham.   Cecily, Duchess of York, to… Read More
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The Queen’s Rival: Letter One

To celebrate the release of the new historical novel The Queen’s Rival by bestselling author Anne O’Brien, we are sharing some letters that feature in the book. First up is a letter from our protagonist Cecily, Duchess of York, to Queen Marguerite.   Cecily, Duchess of York, to her grace the… Read More
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