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Read an extract of ‘Falling Leaves and Fireworks’ by Chrissie Manby

The Benson Edwards family meet a little black cat in this funny, feel-good autumnal novella.   Chapter One   Ronnie Benson, Mark Edwards and their toddler daughter, Sophie, had not long moved into their new house on Three Spires Close when the little black cat first came calling. It was a scraggy wisp of a […]

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Read an extract of Graham Norton’s debut novel

Holding is Graham Norton’s masterful debut novel. Published today, it already has received rave reviews with the Sunday Times calling it ‘Poised and perceptive’ and Good Housekeeping describing it as ‘Deeply accomplished, with brilliantly observed, entertaining characters and an atmospheric setting’. Decide for yourself by reading the first two chapters here and watch Graham’s introduction: […]

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Listen to a free extract of Late Summer in the Vineyard by Jo Thomas

Ahead of the release of Jo Thomas’ novel LATE IN THE SUMMER VINEYARD this week, we couldn’t wait to share a sneak peek into the world of Emmy Bridges with you. Escape to the South of France and listen to a free extract here If you want to know what Emmy gets up to next, you […]

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Read a free extract of Kathryn Hughes’ new novel THE SECRET

It’s not out in physical format until September but we’re so excited about THE SECRET, that we want to let you in on it now… or a bit of it anyway! Kathryn’s debut novel THE LETTER was a No. 1 eBook bestseller, garnering thousands of glowing reader reviews along the way, so we’re pretty convinced […]

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Introducing Bookshelf – our very own app!

We are beyond excited to launch a project we’ve been working on for a little while now – the Bookshelf app – available from all app stores. Ever been browsing for your next Kindle read and wished you could try before you buy? Or been on a long train ride and wanted to read a little […]

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Free extract from THE LETTER by Kathryn Hughes

Thousands of readers have already expressed your love for the Kindle bestseller from debut author Kathryn Hughes and next week it’s finally out in paperback and we cannot wait. So much so that we thought we’d give you a sample of this heartbreaking novel… ‘How are you today then?’ It was a loaded question. Graham […]

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Free extract: THE LAST KISS GOODBYE by Tasmina Perry

The wait is almost over for the publication of Tasmina Perry‘s brand new novel and Our  Choice for September THE LAST KISS GOODBYE. But we’re kind souls here at Bookends and we thought we’d treat you to a sneak peak a few days early. This is a tale of love, loss and long-buried secrets you’re […]

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Be among the first to read an extract from ASKING FOR IT by Louise O’Neill

We could almost take off with excitement over the upcoming publication of ASKING FOR IT – the new novel from Louise O’Neill, whose debut ONLY EVER YOURS won her the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award. Team Bookends are convinced you and the young adults in your life  are going to fall over yourselves […]

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