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The Secret

The Secret’s alternative ending

Kathryn Hughes’ bestselling novel The Secret is a gripping, heartrending story of how far a mother will go for her child. A huge bestseller in ebook and paperback, The Secret is the second novel from Kathryn, author of Kindle phenomenon The Letter. If you’ve read The Secret, you’ll be fascinated to discover this unseen material, revealed exclusively […]

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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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My Perfect Weekend – Kathryn Hughes

Long lie in or up with the lark?  Neither!  A short lie in until about 8.30am Full English or super-food smoothie?  A nearly-full English, but no bread, sausages or black pudding. City break or escape to the country?  A long walk, preferably coastal, and then a pub with a beer garden, or if its winter, […]

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What Were We Watching In 1976?

In celebration of the release of Kathryn Hughes’ latest novel The Secret, Kathryn shares some of the research she carried out while writing. WHAT WERE WE WATCHING IN 1976? One of the joyous parts of writing a book is the research.  I know some authors hate this part of the process, but for me a trip down […]

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How To Get Published, with Bookends and Marie Claire

Calling all book lovers and budding authors: ever wistfully thought about having your own book published? We’ve got just the thing that might give you a little push in the right direction. On Tuesday 11th October we’re holding a fabulous rooftop event in partnership with Marie Claire, featuring bestselling authors and editors. Join Sunday Times bestseller Tasmina […]

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A Quick-Fire Q&A with Kathryn Hughes

Following her bestselling debut novel THE LETTER, we sat down with Kathryn for a quickfire Q&A before the release of her next novel THE SECRET… The first album I ever bought…The Grease Soundtrack. I was fourteen when the film came out and I knew every word of every song.  In fact, I still do. The book I’ve read […]

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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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