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The Olive Branch

Jo Thomas’ ode to the most divisive of Christmas veg

It really wouldn’t be Christmas without Brussels sprouts! What I love most about sprouts is the way they bring my family together. I love the fact that my husband has one sprout, once a year […]

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Travel and foodie heaven at the inaugural Rooftop Book Club

Last night saw us ascend to the heady heights of 6th Story at Carmelite House for the very first Rooftop Book Club event – Holiday Reads on the Roof.  Refusing to be dampened by the […]

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Competition: Read and Review THE OLIVE BRANCH to win an Italian hamper!

The Bookends team are running an exclusive competition for five readers to win a copy of Jo Thomas’ brand new paperback THE OLIVE BRANCH. Plus, one of the five will also be randomly selected to […]

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Quick-fire Q&A with Jo Thomas

If I had to go back in time and choose another career… I want to change career every week. Usually I want to be a different type of farmer. Right now I want to be […]

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A visit to Big Ears’ House: My first taste of Puglia by Jo Thomas

I had never heard of trullos. I had never heard of Puglia. That is, until my brother and his wife invited us to their home there. My sister in law had had a long love […]

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