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Mother’s Day

Virago and the many faces of motherhood

Virago commissioning editors have different tastes, backgrounds, life experiences, ages and interests – and yet we realised recently that many of the books we’re publishing over the next year are about motherhood. Our Chair Lennie […]

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ECHOES OF THE RUNES Creating a love that resonates through eternity… by Christina Courtenay

Timeslip (or dual time) stories, and the possibility of twin souls, have fascinated me for a long time. Two eras – two separate love stories; the couples connected by a love that is so strong […]

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Celebrate strong women with these top reads

March is truly the month to celebrate all the brilliant women in our lives. From International Women’s Day on 8th March, to Mother’s Day on 22nd March, what better time than now to recognise the […]

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BUTTERNUT SQUASH WAFFLES

These have a delightfully gentle orange hue and sweet flavour, and can be enjoyed with savoury or sweet toppings. You will need a waffle iron, but if you don’t have one, you could make fluffy […]

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There’s no better present than a book…

Your gentle reminder that Mother’s Day is THIS SUNDAY. If you’re stuck for a gift then why not treat your mum (or yourself) to a new book – the perfect accompaniment to breakfast in bed […]

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Brioches

ITALY Shall we have breakfast at home or in the bar? One thing’s for certain: breakfast will be sweet. Think of crème pâtissière secreted inside a delicious brioche. And a cappuccino, then maybe an espresso […]

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Team Bookends’ Mums

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Team Bookends thought we’d share with you what we’d like to thank our mums for and what makes them so special!   Helena It’s way too difficult to pin point just […]

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Make Mother’s Day Such Fun with Miranda

Miranda’s Daily Dose of Such Fun! is just that – a tip for each day of the year to bring more positivity into your life. Here’s the entry for 26th March – Mother’s Day this year […]

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The ‘Hurrah for Gin’ Guide to Parenting with Biscuits

In an ideal world my kids would do as they were asked and I would always keep my cool. But I’m not built that way, my patience is a little on the low side and […]

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What motherhood means to me

In celebration of Mother’s Day two of our wonderful Bookends authors discuss what motherhood means to them. Daniela Sacerdoti, author of Keep Me Safe Mother’s Day is a sweet day for me. I still have […]

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Five dysfunctional families, according to Amy Engel

Amy Engel, author of the disturbing and gripping The Roanoke Girls (and one of our books of the month!), gives us the low-down on her top five most dysfunctional mothers in literature.   I’ve always loved […]

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Recipe of the Week: Garlicky Georgian Poussins

This is the most popular Georgian dish outside Georgia. The young spatchcocked chickens were traditionally cooked on special tapa skillets, weighted down with a brick. I have recently learned that in Hungary they call it […]

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