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Rosanna Ley

Bookends Beach Party | Which of your characters would you go on holiday with?

Each week we’ll be asking some of our favourite authors to share their summer essentials – from holiday routines to travel bucket lists. This week we asked Deborah Moggach, Ruth Hogan and Rosanna Ley, if you had to holiday with one of the characters from your book, who would it be and where would you […]

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The Bookends Beach Party is back! Three of our favourite authors share their summer must-reads…

The sun has finally come out, and that can mean only one thing… the Bookends Beach Party is back! Each week we’ll be asking some of our favourite authors to share their summer essentials – from holiday routines to travel bucket lists. First up, we have Sheila O’Flanagan, Ruth Hogan and Rosanna Ley sharing their […]

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Quickfire Q&A with Rosanna Ley

Today we welcome author Rosanna Ley who delights us with a quickfire Q&A! Author of the bestselling novels The Villa and The Saffron Trail, Rosanna returns with a gorgeous summer read about love and starting over The Little Theatre by the Sea – set in West Dorset and beautiful Sardinia. It is available in hardback now and […]

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Rosanna Ley’s Ode to Sardinia

Books of the Month author Rosanna Ley writes about her favourite theatres and why she chose to set her book The Little Theatre by the Sea in sunny Sardinia. I’ve always loved the atmosphere in theatres. One of my favourites is the Theatre Royal in Brighton which is over two hundred years old and was […]

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The books I’ll be giving (and the ones I’m hoping to get) this year…

We asked a couple more of our authors what books they’ll be dishing out this year, and what ones they’ve popped on their own Christmas lists. Kathryn Hughes plans to put KFC out of business in the New Year by encouraging her son to get Lean in 15 with Joe Wicks, and Rosanna Ley would […]

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Win a beach bag bundle with Last Dance in Havana

Summer is just around the corner and we’re itching to jet off to a beach on our summer holiday. While we love shopping for a new summer wardrobe there are always a few essentials that we forget to update. To celebrate the publication of Last Dance in Havana and the start of summer reading we’re […]

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Finding inspiration in Havana

Cuba is hot, colourful and crazy. The people are warm, smiley and welcoming. And they love to party! When you visit Havana you hear music drifting from every bar and restaurant, you see musicians playing on every street corner and you see dancers salsa-ing on the cobbles outside Cabaret Tropicana. How could anyone resist the […]

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In Conversation: Rosanna Ley and Annabelle Thorpe (PART 1)

Two of our brilliant Bookends authors, Rosanna Ley and Annabelle Thorpe, chat about their latest books, their writing processes and what inspired them to set their stories in such exotic places Rosanna: Hi Annabelle! I’m delighted to get the chance to talk to you today about your fabulous novel THE PEOPLE WE WERE BEFORE. As you […]

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Team Bookends pick the best book settings

  Spring has finally sprung in the UK (we think…) and as the Bookends team come out of hibernation we’re starting to plan our exotic escapes for 2016. As in all areas of our lives we’re using books to inspire our choices. Here are a few of our favourite settings in literature.   The Lion, the Witch […]

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Our authors share their most romantic moments ever (part 1)

TRACY REES, author of Amy Snow and Florence Grace  I’m going to start with the second most romantic gesture I’ve ever received (because I’m like that!) I once received from a boyfriend, for my birthday, a beautiful, specially commissioned pen and ink drawing. It was beautifully framed and the artwork was exquisite but that was […]

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6. It wouldn’t be Christmas without…

We’re back with more favourite festive things from more of our lovely Bookends authors. Delia, never-ending drapings of tinsel, hysteria… there’s something we can all relate to here. It wouldn’t be Christmas without… Julia Stagg … opening presents with my family on Christmas Eve. After a leisurely evening meal, Santa comes calling, hammering on the […]

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5. Books I’ll be giving this year…

The best thing about reading a book and falling in love with it completely, is then being able to pass it on to your friends and talk about it endlessly, right?! Here are some of the literary gifts our Bookends authors will be giving this year to spread that bookish love! Aren’t they a generous bunch? Eva […]

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