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Month: October 2017

Team Bookends reflect on this season of Bake Off and recommend some reads to fill the pastry-shaped hole in your Tuesday.

This week we (and just about everyone else on the planet) are anxiously awaiting the Great British Bake Off final! To celebrate, we’ve not only got some fab baking reads to sate your post-bake off […]

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CHILLI HOT CHOCOLATE & MULLED CIDER

These two drink recipes from Flora Shedden are perfect for a cosy Bonfire Night. CHILLI HOT CHOCOLATE South Americans have long been championing this combination of spicy and sweet, and rightly so. I love hot […]

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Halloween reading recommendations Part II

The night is upon us! It’s Halloween! Here are some more spooky reads to chill your spine and scare your soul: The Foster Child by Jenny Blackhurst (Out on 16th November http://amzn.to/2i3uCjj – and out in eBook […]

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Q&A with Margaret Atwood

  Fresh from receiving the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade at the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Franz Kafka award in Prague, Margaret Atwood can now look forward to a brilliant six part […]

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Neil Spring tells us about the lost village of Imber and real-life ghost hunter Harry Price

In the middle of Salisbury Plain, at the bottom of a low valley, are the remains of an abandoned village. Deserted at the outbreak of the Second World War, Imber has since been used by […]

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That Thing Called ‘Work-Life Balance’

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! MWHAHAHAHAHA!! ‘Work-life balance’ mwhahahahaha! And breathe… breathe…. In 2017 I made the decision to step back a little bit from theatre.  This isn’t actually quitting, though I’ve toyed with the idea; I’m still taking […]

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Related Categories: Kate Griffin Posts, Misc.

Some spooky reads just in time for Halloween…

The nights are getting longer, the evenings darker, and there’s a strange chill in the air… it must be time for some Halloween reads! This weekend we’re recommending you try something a bit new, and […]

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Top 10 Alternative Halloween Reads

Unlike our friends at Hodderscape, we’re not necessarily all about the scary things. Sure, we can appreciate that horror is great. Stephen King has A game, we know that, and there have been some INCREDIBLE […]

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Stephen King’s scariest quotes

Stephen King’s UK editor Philippa Pride picks out some of Stephen King’s scariest quotes.  ‘Some birds are not meant to be caged…Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.’ – Rita Hayworth […]

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Try your pastry skills with our latest GBBO recipe

Feeling inspired to get your bake on after this week’s bake off? We’re challenging you to test your pastry making skills with this Gâteau St-Honoré – a spectacular creation named after the patron saint of pastry […]

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My Top Five Historical Ghost Stories

Katherine Clements, critically acclaimed novelist (The Crimson Ribbon, The Silvered Heart), editor of Historia, member of the HWA committee and current Royal Literary Fellow at the University of Manchester, introduces her five favourite historical ghost […]

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Sugar-free Halloween recipes

Halloween is full of sweet treats and, for some, it is the one day of the year where children are allowed to let loose and eat as much sugar as they like. If you want […]

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Related Categories: Food

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