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By Mike Brownlow. 2021
Count along with the Ten Little Elves in this action-packed, Christmas counting rhyme adventure!The Ten Little Elves are on a…mission to rescue Christmas ... But what will the Ten Little Elves do when they meet a growling polar bear? And a yowling yeti? And a SCARY Ice Queen?Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Elves is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story.Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Elves disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words!The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.
By Joanna Bolouri. 2016
'BLOODY HILARIOUS' ISABELLE BROOMEmily has it all: a good job, awesome friends, a great boyfriend, and a wonderful flat exactly…411 miles away from her nightmarish family.But when her boyfriend Robert dumps her mere days before Christmas, Emily's devastated. Knowing there's no way she can face her family alone, Emily enlists the help of her party-boy neighbour Evan. All he needs to do is pretend to be Robert.The only trouble is Evan's not exactly boyfriend material. He likes flirting, loud music, and louder sex. Can Emily handle Evan and her family, or is she heading straight for disaster?WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR'Laugh-out-loud funny' *****'The best book I have read in ages' *****'Hilarious and heart-warming' ******And if you enjoyed The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, you'll love All I Want for Christmas, a sparkling festive romantic comedy - available for pre-order now*
The bestselling author of THE VILLA returns with a gorgeous and evocative summer read about love and starting over'The perfect…holiday companion' - Heat'It will make you want to jump on the first flight out to Sardinia' - Hello'Sun-soaked escapism' - Best**********Faye has just completed her degree in interior design when she finds herself jobless and boyfriend-less. While debating what to do next she receives a surprise phone call from her old college friend Charlotte who now lives in Sardinia and is married to Italian hotelier, Fabio.When Charlotte suggests that Faye relocate for a month to house-sit, Faye wonders if a summer break in sunny Sardinia might be the perfect way to recharge her batteries and think about her future. But then Charlotte tells Faye that there's something more behind the sudden invitation: her friends Marisa and Alessandro are looking for a designer to renovate a crumbling old theatre they own in the scenic village of Deriu. The idea certainly sounds appealing to Faye, but little does she know what she's letting herself in for if she accepts this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity . . .********SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT ROSANNA LEY:'An impeccably researched and deftly written narrative that kept me hooked until the end' - Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter 'Such a wealth of fascinating characters set in a glorious village in Sardinia' - Amazon reviewer'The ultimate feel-good read, perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming' - Candis 'On so many levels a fantastic read' - Amazon reviewer'A fascinating story with engaging themes' - Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of Before The Rains 'Warm, enthralling, one of my favourite authors' - Amazon reviewer
By Katie May. 2017
I could taste the sea air and feel the shingle beneath my feet in this gorgeous tale of female friendship…and new beginnings. I thoroughly enjoyed The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club: it's a warm, engaging novel, full of heart and soul, and perfect to cosy up with on a chilly autumn night. - Victoria Fox * * * * * In the gorgeous seaside town of Whitstable, brokenhearted Deb begins to swim each day and gathers a new group of friends around her. But can the magic of sea heal the hurt of the past? Or will family ties drag her underwater again? A heart-warming, funny and poignant story of romance, friendship and second chances. It's also a song to the author's home town of Whitstable, where the sea is smooth, the shingle is painful on bare feet, and the air is full of possibilities.Praise for The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club:'Warm, wise and funny' Rachael Lucas. What Amazon readers are saying about The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club:'There is poignancy and loneliness, humour and loss. And an overwhelming unity to keep the club going.''This book is beautifully written and was a pleasure to read. The characters are likeable and believable, but it was the sense of place that I enjoyed the most.''I devoured this in one sitting: the first part of a perfectly poised novel about friendship, bravery, and the perfect calm that the sea can draw into busy lives.''This really made me want to take up sea swimming! A very charming novel, with characters you'll want to see more of. Will definitely be reading more.''The setting of Whitstable works beautifully, the rhythm of the tides holds them together and the battle they have taken on forges new friendships.'
By Lauren St John. 2016
A full colour red Early Reader story about a dog who comes home for Christmas from BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD-winning…author, Lauren St John.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.If Luka could have anything in the world for Christmas, it would be to see Buddy again, his red and grey mongrel with one floppy ear. But Buddy has been missing for months. Then again, sometimes, at Christmas time, wishes really do come true.
By Joanna Bolouri. 2015
'I would give this book 6 stars if I could!' Amazon reviewer. The runaway bestselling romantic comedy!Phoebe Henderson may be…single but she sure doesn't feel fabulous. It's been a year since she found her boyfriend Alex in bed with another woman, and multiple cases of wine and extensive relationship analysis with best friend Lucy have done nothing to helpFaced with a new year but no new love, Phoebe concocts a different kind of resolution. The List: ten things she's always wanted to do in bed but has never had the chance (or the courage!) to try. A bucket list for between the sheets. One year of pleasure, no strings attached. Simple, right? Factor in meddlesome colleagues, friends with benefits, getting frisky al fresco and maybe, possibly, true love and Phoebe's got her work cut out for her.[*Contains adult material*]
By David Melling. 2017
Join Douglas for Christmas magic in the eighth Hugless Douglas adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.6 million copies…to date in 24 languages!Hugless Douglas knows what Christmas is all about - snowing sheep, finding a tree, sledging and and making new friends like Rudi the Reindeer! And one more thing of course... Christmas hugs!David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his seventh book about Douglas the brown bear is as funny and compelling as the first. It combines brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014. 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' - Daily Mail
By Francesca Simon. 2006
Santa's in for a shock in this hilarious Horrid Henry Christmas story, perfect for Early Readers.Early Readers are stepping stones…from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Henry has a horrid plan to make sure he gets all the presents he wants on Christmas Day - he's going to kidnap Santa!
The heartwarming story of how the little dog with the biggest heart saves Christmas.*****'Charming, touching - an absolute gift of…a book!' Katie Fforde'If you love animals, you will adore this gorgeous book.' Milly JohnsonBertie is all alone: his beloved sister and fellow beagle Molly has been adopted, leaving him behind. But when Bertie is taken in by the Green family, it seems he's finally found a place to call home. Yet he swiftly realises that the kind and loving Green family is in crisis. After a tragedy two years ago, they've never recovered - and as Christmas approaches, grief is pulling them apart. Never has a four-legged friend been more in need - and brave, warm-hearted Bertie must rise to the challenge. Can he find Molly and bring the Green family back together again...all in time for Christmas Day?
By Chris Whaley. 2021
A firefighter turned guardian angel brings the power of miracles to those who need it most in this “charming, delightful”…Christmas novel (Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author).Harold was a firefighter who passed away in an emergency room. Now he’s learning the ropes at his new job as a heavenly ambassador to people on earth. Some of those who Harold is helping include Arnold Glassman, an executive who is diagnosed with terminal cancer, and Bret Davidson, a man whose luck seems to lead from one bad experience after another. It would take a Christmas miracle to lift either of their spirits . . .With a little help from Saint Peter, Harold is about to show Arnold and Bret that there is always a reason to be joyful, even in the darkest days. But the Lord works in mysterious ways—and so does Harold. And no one will expect the surprises in store for them this Christmas!
By Caroline Hulse. 2018
'Genuinely unputdownable books are rare in my experience. This is one. A brilliant, original comedy' Daily Mail* * * *…*MEET THE ADULTS...Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what's best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a 'normal' family Christmas with them all together.Claire brings her new boyfriend Patrick, a seemingly eligible Iron-Man-in-Waiting. Matt brings the new love of his life Alex, funny, smart, and extremely patient. Scarlett, their daughter, brings her imaginary friend Posey. He's a rabbit.Together the five (or six?) of them grit their teeth over Organized Fun activities, drinking a little too much after bed-time, oversharing classified secrets about their pasts and, before they know it, their holiday is a powder keg that ends - where this story starts - with a tearful, frightened, call to the police...But what happened? They said they'd all be adults about this...* * * * *'I loved The Adults! Funny, dry and beautifully observed. Highly recommended' Gill Sims, #1 bestselling author of Why Mummy Drinks and Why Mummy Swears'Such a breath of fresh air! Witty, intensely human and (dare I say it) relatable ... The perfect comedy of errors' Katie Khan'The Adults is my top read of 2018 so far. Absolutely hilarious ... This one will stay with me for a long time' Cathy Bramley 'Packed with sharp wit, engaging characters and off-beat humour, this is a fresh and feisty thrill-ride of a novel' Heat'I took this book on holiday and couldn't put it down! I've never read anything quite like it' The Unmumsy Mum'Gripped me from the start. Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies - a sure-fire winner' Cass Hunter, author of The After Wife'Brilliantly funny - will have you wincing in recognition' Good Housekeeping'I have a feeling Caroline Hulse might be a genius, this book is so brilliant. t's funny, clever and original - I loved every minute of reading it. Also, Posey should get a spin-off TV show' Lucy Vine, author of Hot Mess'Funny, poignant, real - a truly original book that made me laugh, cry and cringe in equal measure. I loved it' Charlotte Duckworth'Razor-sharp comedy - barbed and brilliant. The characters are totally convincing ... Sparky, heart-felt and fantastically fun, this is a fabulous debut' Sunday Mirror
This holiday season, pack your bags for the slopes in this hilarious and feel-good romance. Escape to the glamorous resort…of Val d'Argent for a snowy week of fun, fondue and frivolity.Join Jenna and her university chums as they jet off to the French Alps for a week of festive fun.On the agenda: flirting, drinking, dancing - and a bit of skiing along the way.But once they arrive they are soon waylaid by secret passions, chairlift shenanigans, sexy ski-instructors and the sort of social climbing that requires more effort and planning than a solo ascent of Mont Blanc!Will it all snowball into disaster or will there be someone waiting under the mistletoe this Christmas?Clip on your skis, dig out your salopettes, and get ready for some fun on the slopes...If you're looking for a sweep-you-off-your-feet romance that will get you in the Christmas spirit, then get ready for some Winter Fun on the Slopes! Perfect for fans of Joanna Bolouri, Shari Low, Tracy Bloom, Sarah Morgan, Heidi Swain and Jilly Cooper. Readers are loving this escapist holiday read: 'A fast-paced and fun romp on the pistes, Snowballs is the perfect romantic read for those long winter evenings! Five stars.' Nicky Crosskey, Amazon reviewer'A delicious modern day Jilly Cooper set on the slopes...Delicious winter bonkbuster - couldn't put it down! Five stars.' Jules Miller-Bakewell'Fun and frothy!' Glibster
By David Melling. 2018
The perfect bedtime story by the author and illustrator of the number one bestselling Hugless Douglas series, David Melling.The sun…was setting on Sleepy Street as Rabbit and the others began to yawn ...Rabbit helps his friends get ready for bed in this adorable bedtime story. But when they hear a strange noise it turns out to be a sad monster. Will they be able to cheer their new friend up before bedtime?David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Award and the Independent Booksellers Award. His Hugless Douglas books have sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, and the loveable brown bear has starred in a World Book Day book as well as his own theatre show. Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed author-illustrator, David worked as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. One of his most popular picture books The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day.
By Peter Bently. 2017
Everyone's favourite fairy meets everyone's favourite bunny in this rhyming Easter egg hunt!The Tooth Fairy helps the Easter Bunny hide…eggs inside wellington boots, under logs and inside a wheelbarrow. All is set for the Easter egg hunt until one of the children loses their wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue?From the Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the illustrator of the bestselling Dinosaur That Pooped books. The perfect Easter gift!Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: "Garry Parsons does both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations." The Independent
Escape on a round-the-world trip with Lucy Vine's hilarious novel about FOMO, #findingthefun and losing yourself - longlisted for the…Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020'Made me scream laughing. I enjoyed it SO much' Marian Keyes'Have you ever messed up so badly you had to leave the country? This feelgood journey contains one of the best vagina jokes ever. We didn't want it to end' Heat MagazineAlice is turning thirty and is stuck in a rut. Her friends are all coupling up and settling down, while she's still working as a temp, trying (and failing) not to shag her terrible ex, getting thrown out of clubs, and accidentally sexting her boss...She decides to throw caution to the wind and jets off on a round-the-world adventure to #FindTheFun and find herself. Of course, she's no more likely to find the answer to true happiness on the beach in Thailand than she is at the electric beach in Tooting, but at least in Thailand there's paddleboard yoga.Can Alice find happiness on her travels? Or is she more likely to lose herself all over again...?'Really, really funny, but also kind of heart wrenching' Sophie Kinsella'Hilarious and touching' Louise O'Neill 'Warning: read this book and you will doubtless snort with laughter in inappropriate public places. Quite simply, #brilliant' Ella Dove'Her best work yet: it's funner, it's more tender . . . You need to have this in your beach bag' Laura Jane Williams'I tore through this quicker than a duty-free Toblerone . . . Wickedly funny and painfully perceptive' Lauren Bravo'Utterly addictive and utterly charming...her best yet' Daisy Buchanan'A bawdy breath of fresh air' Sunday Mirror
'Utterly charming...an uplifting and optimistic story' Hot Brands Cool PlacesIf you love Lucy Diamond, Phillipa Ashley, Sue Moorcroft and Holly…Martin, you'll LOVE Erin Green's novels of love, life and laughter!'A pleasure to read... A summer breezes treat' Devon Life'A perfect story full of hope, love and friendship' 5* reader review'An uplifting, engaging and heart warming book. Loved it' 5* reader review'An amazing book and makes you really think that your dreams of changing your life can really happen' 5* reader review'Like a scrummy bowl of Devon cream and strawberries, this is a tasty, rich and delicious summer read laced with the warmth of friendships and the possibilities of new beginnings... The author has the knack of making her characters spring off the pages so real that you'll care about them' Peterborough TelegraphYou are invited to holiday at gorgeous Rose Cottage - where friendship, home comforts and romance are guaranteed...One glorious summer brings the chance to begin again.When solo travellers Benni, Emma and Ruth find themselves holidaying together at charming Rose Cottage in Brixham, Devon, they are initially disappointed to be sharing with strangers of a different age group.But 'friendship and home comforts' are guaranteed at Rose Cottage and soon a bond blossoms between the women, who each have valuable life lessons to share.As the summer unfolds, Benni, Emma and Ruth begin to realise that age is just a number. Before their time at Rose Cottage ends, will they take the chance to grasp the dreams that are now within their reach?For another uplifting read from Erin Green, don't miss Taking a Chance on Love, out now! 'Full of humour, poignancy and ultimately uplifting this is an absolutely gorgeous read' Hot Brands Cool Places
A captivating story about friendship, making changes, and learning to live life to the fullest from SUNDAY TIMES bestseller Erica…JamesA cherished home, a circle of friends and a summer that will change everything...Linston End has been the summer holiday home for three families for many years. A rambling thatched house nestled on the water's edge on the Norfolk Broads, it's a haven of long, lazy picnics on the river, gin and tonics in the garden; a place to spend time together. But this year, the friends are rocked by unexpected news, and it seems that Linston End will never be the same again. For some, this summer feels like the end. For others, it might just be the beginning. . . 'Joyously readable' Woman & Home'I wanted it to go on forever' Cathy Bramley
By L. P. Dover. 2018
A sweet festive novella from New York Times bestselling author L. P. Dover. What could a small-town innkeeper and an…internationally successful fashion designer have in common? Sometimes it doesn't matter, as long as the heart is all in . . . Layla Aberdeen is looking for an escape. After years as a successful fashion designer, her latest line has been a complete failure and she needs a place to lay low and recover her creative spirit. Colin Jennings, owner of Snowflake Lane Inn, isn't looking for love. When glamorous Layla rents his house for the Christmas holidays, he doesn't expect them to have much in common but soon he's searching for reasons to spend more time with her. Under the twinkling lights of the festive season this unlikely pair can feel the start of something special . . .Will they find love together in time for Christmas?*Originally published in the Christmas With You anthologyWhy readers love Snowflake Lane Inn: 'This was a super cute story. Colin is totally delicious!!''A sweet festive read from L.P Dover''A delightful novella''A great quick Christmas read''Another amazing story by L. P. that I absolutely love'
By Hayley Webster. 2019
'This is such a perfect read for the time of year' - JENNY COLGAN'Combines love, crime, friendship and family with…the very best festive spirit. One Christmas Night is a heartfelt page-turner I will find hard to forget.' - AJ PEARCE, bsetselling author of Dear Mrs. BirdNine lives. One street. And a secret behind every door.Christmas is ruined on Newbury Street, Norwich.Presents have been going missing from resident's homes. There are rumours going around that it's one of their own who's been stealing from the neighbours. Festive spirit is being replaced with suspicion and the inhabitants of Newbury Street don't know who to trust. The police presence isn't helping matters, especially when they all have something to hide. But Christmas is a time for miracles... and if they open themselves up to hope and look out for each other, they might discover the biggest miracle of all.An uplifting novel about love, friendship, connection and community, for readers who love Joanna Cannon, Ruth Hogan and Libby Page.'Tender, beautifully-written and full of magic and mystery' - Emma Flint
By Cathy Bramley. 2016
Curl up this Christmas with bestselling author Cathy Bramley - THE SEASON OF COMFORT AND JOY continues the story of…The Village Cookery School and **contains recipes!**It's Christmas Eve and after a busy year for Verity Bloom launching a cookery school, she's ready to celebrate the season with a few relaxing days. Full of good food, friends and family around her - because that's what Christmas is all about!All Verity's friends are full of excitement about the holidays too and cannot wait to launch their annual town's celebrations. It is the perfect recipe for comfort and joy... But the weather has other ideas. Relentless rain leads to a power cut that spells disaster and it's starting to look like the celebrations could be a total washout.With dreams of a perfect Christmas dashed, will the last of the festive cheer be swept away in the downpour? Or can Verity cook up a miracle for everyone she holds dear?The perfect heartwarming story of love, community and hope for the festive season! Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Sherryl Woods.