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Love is in the air – three books for Valentine’s Day

Posted by Emma Pagano on

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and we’re in the mood for love! We’ve found a trio of titles that will get you feeling loved up, whether you’re single and hopeful, in the first flush of a new relationship or part of a long-standing couple.

Flirtology cover photo  

Jean Smith’s Flirtology is the ideal book for anyone trying to navigate the minefield of modern dating. An acknowledged expert on the science of flirting, Smith reveals the secrets of How to Attract and Allure, How to Avoid Rejection and How to Talk to Strangers, as well as helping you to present the real you without compromise or pretence. From mastering the art of fearless flirting (and knowing when someone is flirting with you) to discovering what you’re really looking for in a partner, this invaluable guide will give you the confidence to get out there and find The One. Flirtology is available to pre-order from our website for just £8.88, saving you £4.11 on the publisher’s price.

Love from the Moomins cover photo

Love from the Moomins is a beautiful gift book featuring Tove Jansson’s magical Moomin characters. These loveable creatures have captivated readers around the world, and are sure to win the heart of your beloved. With charming illustrations by Jansson herself, this enchanting little book is a wonderfully romantic way to say ‘I love you’. Love from the Moomins can be found on our site priced £5.20 (saving you £1.79 on the RRP) and is available for delivery in 2-6 working days.

The Little Book of Mr & Mrs Questions cover photo

For a Valentine’s night with a difference, why not stay in with your significant other and The Little Book of Mr & Mrs Questions? This quirky book’s subtitle is The Ultimate Relationship Test, and it contains over 150 questions, broken down into themes, to determine how well you and your partner really know each other. What’s their favourite drink? Who gets the last word in an argument? Can you remember what they’ve told you about their childhood? You can answer as many or as few questions as you like – and if you really get into it, you could even make it an all-nighter! The Little Book of Mr & Mrs Questions is just £4.38 on our website, saving you £2.61, and can be delivered in 2-6 working days.

Vegantastic recipe books to help you stick with Veganuary

If you’re among the increasing number of people trying out Veganuary, you might be having your resolve tested as we head towards the middle of the month. Are you finding it hard to source interesting, tasty and nourishing recipes, or having trouble sourcing replacements for your favourite meat-based dishes? Never fear, A Great Read is here, with three brilliant vegan [...]

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Sensational stocking fillers and Secret Santa gifts

Searching for something under a tenner for a work colleague, or the perfect small present for a friend or family member? Look no further – A Great Read have got you covered!We love these beautiful Curled Up Corners Bookmarks. With a choice of a drowsy dog, Cosy Cat, Quiet Mouse or Furled Fox, animal lovers will adore these elegant brass creatures that sit [...]

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Interview with Jason Schreier, author of Blood, Sweat, and Pixels

Game journalist Jason Schreier was recently able to answer some questions we had for him about his new book Blood, Sweat, and Pixels. The book details the behind-the-scenes work that went on creating popular video games. It's an industry that is surprisingly secretive, and here is what he had to say: The behind-the-scenes of game development doesn't often come up [...]

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All aboard for a first-class Christie mystery

The brand new film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express is released in UK cinemas on 3rd November, and we’re eager to see one of our favourite Agatha Christie novels on screen once more. Kenneth Branagh, who also directs, stars as Hercule Poirot, and the movie has a stellar cast including Johnny Depp, Michelle [...]

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Kids' Lit: The Bath Children's Literature Festival

29th September sees the start of the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. For ten days, a host of authors, illustrators, comedians and other celebrities will be chatting about their favourite subject and ours: books.Julia Donaldson is best known for her internationally bestselling ‘Gruffalo’ stories. She has won numerous prizes including the Smarties and the Red House Children’s Book Award, and has seen many [...]

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Interview with The Flexible Vegetarian author Jo Pratt

Recently, we were able to talk with cookbook author Jo Pratt about her latest soon-to-be-released book The Flexible Vegetarian. Within the book are plenty of vegetarian recipes which can be easily altered to suit other culinary needs. The book releases on 07/09/17 is available to pre-order here. Could you tell us a little about your new book? What [...]

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Take a look at the titles on the Booker Prize Longlist

The Booker Longlist has just been announced and the titles that feature are an exciting, eclectic mix, as we've come to expect. You can find out a bit more about them here:Days Without End – Sebastian BarryAlready the winner of the 2016 Costa Book of the Year, Sebastian Barry’s Days Without End is a story of brothers-in-arms [...]

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – a review

Gail Honeyman’s debut novel has been a summer sensation – picked by Simon Mayo’s Radio 2 Book Club, highly praised by authors such as Jojo Moyes and Nina Stibbe, and soon to be adapted as a film by Reese Witherspoon’s production company. Undoubtedly a large part of its appeal lies in its assured portrayal of a highly unusual heroine.Eleanor Oliphant [...]

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Interview with Dan Toombs aka The Curry Guy

We were recently able to speak to Dan Toombs, author of The Curry Guy; and we were very pleased that he was able to answer some questions for us: What sort of things did you learn from eating only Indian food for a year? I had been cooking Indian food regularly for about fifteen years before deciding to cook it [...]

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