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The Christmas Bookshop

The Christmas Bookshop

‘Nobody does cosy, get-away-from-it-all romance like Jenny Colgan’
Sunday Express


Escape to a cosy festive bookshop this winter with this page-turning and magical treat.

PRAISE FOR JENNY COLGAN

An evocative, sweet treat’ Jojo Moyes
‘Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting’ Marian Keyes
‘A cracker – the must-read this festive season’ Sun
‘Irresistible’ Jill Mansell
‘Just lovely’ Katie Fforde
‘Naturally funny, warm-hearted’ Lisa Jewell
‘A gobble-it-all-up-in-one-sitting kind of book’ Mike Gayle
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The brand new feel-good Christmas novel from Sunday Times top ten bestselling author, Jenny Colgan.

Carmen has always worked in her local department store. So, when the gorgeous old building closes its doors for good, she is more than a little lost.

When her sister, Sofia, mentions an opportunity in Edinburgh – a cute little bookshop, the spare room in her house – Carmen is reluctant, she was never very good at accepting help. But, short on options, she soon finds herself pulling into the snowy city just a month before Christmas.

What Sofia didn’t say is that the shop is on its last legs and that if Carmen can’t help turn things around before Christmas, the owner will be forced to sell. Privately, Sofia is sure it will take more than a miracle to save the store, but maybe this Christmas, Carmen might surprise them all…

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Why readers ADORE Jenny Colgan

‘Jenny Colgan has a way of writing that makes me melt inside’
‘Her books are so good I want to start over as soon as I have finished’
‘There’s something so engaging about her characters and plots’
‘Her books are like a big, warm blanket’
‘Her stories are just so fabulous’
‘She brings her settings and characters so vividly to life’
‘The woman is just magic’
Sunrise by the Sea

Sunrise by the Sea

‘Nobody does cosy, get-away-from-it-all romance like Jenny Colgan’ Sunday Express

‘An evocative, sweet treat’ Jojo Moyes

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In a quaint seaside resort, a charming bakery holds the key to another world...

Curl up and escape with Jenny Colgan

An evocative, sweet treat’ Jojo Moyes
‘This sweet romance will lift your spirits’ Sunday Mirror
‘Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting’ Marian Keyes
‘Irresistible’ Jill Mansell
‘Just lovely’ Katie Fforde
‘Naturally funny, warm-hearted’ Lisa Jewell
‘A gobble-it-all-up-in-one-sitting kind of book’ Mike Gayle
‘A sheer delight from start to finish’ Sophie Kinsella
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When she is given the opportunity to move to a remote tidal island off the Cornish Coast, Marisa Rossi decides some peace and quiet might be just what she needs.

Since the death of her beloved grandfather back in Italy, she’s been struggling to find a way out of her grief. Perhaps this will be the perfect place for her to recuperate.

But Mount Polbearne is a far cry from the sleepy little place she was imagining. Between her noisy piano-teaching Russian neighbour and the hustle and bustle of a busy community, Marisa finds solitude is not so easy to come by. Especially when she finds herself somehow involved with a tiny local bakery desperately in need of some new zest to save it . . .
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Why readers ADORE Jenny Colgan

‘Jenny Colgan has a way of writing that makes me melt inside’

‘Her books are so good I want to start over as soon as I have finished’
‘There’s something so engaging about her characters and plots’
‘Her books are like a big, warm blanket’
‘Her stories are just so fabulous’
‘She brings her settings and characters so vividly to life’
‘The woman is just magic’

Christmas at the Island Hotel

Christmas at the Island Hotel

Escape with Jenny Colgan this Christmas.

‘Nobody does cosy, get-away-from-it-all romance like Jenny Colgan’
Sunday Express

An evocative, sweet treat’ Jojo Moyes
‘This sweet romance will lift your spirits’ Sunday Mirror
‘Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting’ Marian Keyes
‘Irresistible’ Jill Mansell
‘Just lovely’ Katie Fforde
‘Naturally funny, warm-hearted’ Lisa Jewell
‘A gobble-it-all-up-in-one-sitting kind of book’ Mike Gayle
‘A sheer delight from start to finish’ Sophie Kinsella
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On the tiny Scottish island of Mure, Christmas preparations are even more hectic than usual . . .

Flora MacKenzie is worried about her brother. Fintan hasn’t got over the death of his partner, Colton, and Flora thinks he needs a project.

The Rock – the rambling, disused hotel on the tip of the island – was Colton’s passion project before he died. With Flora’s help, Fintan is going to get the hotel up and running in time for Christmas, transforming it into a festive haven of crackling log fires and delicious food. But running a hotel, they are about to discover, is not that easy. Especially when their motley staff includes a temperamental French chef, a spoilt Norwegian kitchen boy who can’t peel a potato without mutilating his own hand and a painfully shy kitchen assistant who blushes when anyone speaks to her.

Can they pull it together in time for the big opening?

And can Flora help her family find happiness this Christmas?

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Why readers ADORE Jenny Colgan

‘Jenny Colgan has a way of writing that makes me melt inside’

‘Her books are so good I want to start over as soon as I have finished’
‘There’s something so engaging about her characters and plots’
‘Her books are like a big, warm blanket’
‘Her stories are just so fabulous’
‘She brings her settings and characters so vividly to life’
‘The woman is just magic’
Five Hundred Miles From You

Five Hundred Miles From You

Escape with Jenny Colgan.

‘This uplifting story is one of Colgan’s best to date’
Daily Mirror
‘I wanted to hot-foot it to the Scottish islands’ Daily Mail
‘With a cast of memorable characters and an uplifting storyline, Five Hundred Miles From You is one of her best novels’ Sunday Express

Lissa loves her job as a nurse, but recently she’s been doing a better job of looking after other people than looking after herself. After a traumatic incident at work leaves her feeling overwhelmed, she agrees to swap lives with someone in a quiet village in Scotland.

Cormac is restless. Just out of the army, he’s desperately in need of distraction, and there’s precious little of it in Kirrinfief. Maybe three months in London is just what he needs.

As Lissa and Cormac warm to their new lives, emailing back and forth about anything and everything, finally things seem to be falling into place. But each of them feel there’s still a piece missing. What – or who – could it be?


Polly and the Puffin: The Happy Christmas

Polly and the Puffin: The Happy Christmas

by Jenny Colgan Illustrated by Thomas Docherty
The fourth children’s book featuring Polly and her puffin Neil, from bestselling adult novelist Jenny Colgan. With gorgeous two-colour illustrations throughout, Polly is perfect for reading aloud – especially at Christmas!

Polly and her puffin friend Neil have wrapped presents, practised for the village nativity and written their lists for Santa. But Christmas is taking a very long time to arrive. And Polly isn’t enjoying the wait.

What’s worse, Neil is busy helping to keep an egg warm, so he hasn’t got much time to play.

Will it EVER be Christmas? And will a tiny little puffling hatch in time for the big day?

Perfect for bedtime stories and early readers. From the bestselling author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.

Contains lots of fun festive recipes and activities in addition to the story.
Polly and the Puffin: The New Friend

Polly and the Puffin: The New Friend

by Jenny Colgan Illustrated by Thomas Docherty
The third children’s book featuring Polly and her puffin Neil, from bestselling adult novelist Jenny Colgan. With gorgeous two-colour illustrations throughout, Polly is perfect for reading aloud.

Polly and her puffin friend, Neil, have wonderful adventures by the sea.

But now the time has come for Polly to go to the place she calls ‘Big School’. It might be fun, it might be exciting, and it’s definitely a little bit scary.

Making new friends can be harder than it sounds . . . join Polly on her quest and find out if there might be a new feathered friend for Neil too!

Ideal for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.

Contains lots of fun recipes and activities in addition to the story.
Polly and the Puffin: The Stormy Day

Polly and the Puffin: The Stormy Day

by Jenny Colgan Illustrated by Thomas Docherty
Polly and Neil are back in the second gorgeous children’s book from Sunday Times bestselling novelist Jenny Colgan. Perfect for reading aloud and including fun activities based on the story.

The boat masts jangled louder and louder. Above their heads, black clouds gathered. Polly shivered, and then the rain started to fall: plop, plop, plop.

Polly is waiting for something important to happen. But waiting is hard. It’s even harder when it’s raining and you can’t go outside…

Can Polly find enough to do to keep busy ALL day? And what will happen when her puffin friend, Neil, decides to fly off into the storm?


Perfect for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.

Contains recipes, activities and rhymes in addition to the story.
Polly and the Puffin

Polly and the Puffin

by Jenny Colgan Illustrated by Thomas Docherty
Meet Polly and her puffin Neil in the debut children’s book from Sunday Times bestselling novelist, Jenny Colgan. Illustrated throughout and with recipes, activities and rhymes in addition to the irresistible story.

Polly heard a CRASH downstairs. Was it a monster? NO! Was it a spider alien? NO!
It was a little puffin with a broken wing…

When Polly discovers an injured puffin, she and her mummy look after him in their cottage by the sea.

Slowly, Neil’s wing heals and Polly must prepare herself to say goodbye to her new friend. Will she ever see him again?

Perfect for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.

Contains recipes, activities and jokes in addition to the story.
Lessons

Lessons

‘Just like Malory Towers for grown-ups’ Sophie Kinsella


***THE COMPLETE COLLECTION OF PARTS ONE, TWO AND THREE***

Jenny Colgan’s return to the Little School by the Sea – perfect for anyone who ever dreamed of going to boarding school!

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Lessons is the third novel in Jenny Colgan’s beloved Maggie Adair series.

As the summer holidays start, scandal hits Downey House. The attraction between Maggie Adair, the fiery, committed English teacher at Downey House and David McDonald, a teacher at the local boys’ school, has escalated – and now both are facing an uncertain future.

The girls of Downey House – mercurial Fliss, glamorous Alice and shy, dependable Simone – are facing long summers at home. But the new term is not far away – and it will bring new pupils and lots of fresh new challenges . . .
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‘Funny, page-turning and addictive… just like Malory Towers for grown-ups’ – Sophie Kinsella

‘A brilliant boarding school book, stuffed full of unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures and angst…’ – Lisa Jewell

The Bookshop on the Shore

The Bookshop on the Shore

Escape with Jenny Colgan in 2021. The paperback of Jenny’s latest bestseller, FIVE HUNDRED MILES FROM YOU and her new feel-good novel, SUNRISE BY THE SEA, are both out now.

‘Nobody does cosy, get-away-from-it-all romance like Jenny Colgan’ Sunday Express
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In the Scottish Highlands, a tiny bookshop perches on the edge of a loch . . .

Curl up and escape with Jenny Colgan

‘A total joy’ Sophie Kinsella
An evocative, sweet treat’ Jojo Moyes
‘Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting’ Marian Keyes
‘Irresistible’ Jill Mansell
‘Just lovely’ Katie Fforde
‘Naturally funny, warm-hearted’ Lisa Jewell
‘A gobble-it-all-up-in-one-sitting kind of book’ Mike Gayle


Zoe is a single mother, sinking beneath the waves trying to cope by herself in London. Hari, her gorgeous little boy is perfect in every way – except for the fact that he just doesn’t speak, at all. When her landlord raises the rent on her flat, Zoe doesn’t know where to turn.

Then Hari’s aunt suggests Zoe could move to Scotland to help run a bookshop. Going from the lonely city to a small village in the Highlands could be the change Zoe and Hari desperately need.

Faced with an unwelcoming boss, a moody, distant bookseller named Ramsay Urquart, and a band of unruly children, Zoe wonders if she’s made the right decision. But Hari has found his very first real friend, and no one could resist the beauty of the loch glinting in the summer sun. If only Ramsay would just be a little more approachable…

Dreams start here . . .
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Why readers ADORE Jenny Colgan

‘Jenny Colgan has a way of writing that makes me melt inside’
‘Her books are so good I want to start over as soon as I have finished’
‘There’s something so engaging about her characters and plots’
‘Her books are like a big, warm blanket’
‘Her stories are just so fabulous’
‘She brings her settings and characters so vividly to life’
‘The woman is just magic’
An Island Christmas

An Island Christmas

‘Nobody does get-away-from-it-all romance like Jenny Colgan’ Sunday Express

Snuggle up and escape to the beautiful island of Mure this winter. Jenny Colgan’s new Christmas novel, CHRISTMAS AT THE ISLAND HOTEL, is out now.
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Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark – and incredibly beautiful.

‘An evocative, sweet treat’ Jojo Moyes
‘Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting’ Marian Keyes
‘A cracker – the must-read this festive season’ Sun
‘Irresistible’ Jill Mansell
‘Just lovely’ Katie Fforde
‘Naturally funny, warm-hearted’ Lisa Jewell
‘A gobble-it-all-up-in-one-sitting kind of book’ Mike Gayle


It’s a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram with the people you love – unless, of course, you’re accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss, and don’t know how to tell him. In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings?

Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons – but without his missing wife. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy?

Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for an unforgettable Christmas.

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Why readers ADORE Jenny Colgan

‘Jenny Colgan has a way of writing that makes me melt inside’

‘Her books are so good I want to start over as soon as I have finished’
‘There’s something so engaging about her characters and plots’
‘Her books are like a big, warm blanket’
‘Her stories are just so fabulous’
‘She brings her settings and characters so vividly to life’
‘The woman is just magic’
Lessons: Part 3

Lessons: Part 3

***PART THREE OF A THREE-PART SERIAL***

The unmissable third and final instalment of Jenny Colgan’s return to the Little School by the Sea – perfect for anyone who ever dreamed of going to boarding school!

“Funny, page-turning and addictive… just like Malory Towers for grown-ups” – Sophie Kinsella

“A brilliant boarding school book, stuffed full of unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures and angst…” – Lisa Jewell

In the final part of three instalments, the girls of Downey House are up to their usual tricks – and their teacher, Maggie, is a little distracted by developments in her relationship…
Lessons: Part 2

Lessons: Part 2

***PART TWO OF A THREE-PART SERIAL***

The unmissable second instalment of Jenny Colgan’s return to the Little School by the Sea – perfect for anyone who ever dreamed of going to boarding school!

After the scandals of the summer, life has settled down for Maggie Adair and the girls of Downey House. But Ismé, the new scholarship girl, is causing trouble.

Downey House is preparing for Christmas – the halls are decorated, the play is in rehearsal – but it doesn’t seem to be the most wonderful time of the year. Will the school be able to pull together to celebrate the festive season?


“Funny, page-turning and addictive… just like Malory Towers for grown-ups” – Sophie Kinsella

“A brilliant boarding school book, stuffed full of unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures and angst…” – Lisa Jewell

In Lessons: Part 2, Christmas comes to the Little School by the Sea – available December 2018!
Lessons: Part 1

Lessons: Part 1

***PART ONE OF A THREE-PART SERIAL***

The unmissable first instalment of Jenny Colgan’s return to the Little School by the Sea – perfect for anyone who ever dreamed of going to boarding school!

As the summer holidays start, scandal hits Downey House. The attraction between Maggie Adair, the fiery, committed English teacher at Downey House and David McDonald, a teacher at the local boys’ school, has escalated – and now both are facing an uncertain future.

The girls of Downey House – mercurial Fliss, glamorous Alice and shy, dependable Simone – are facing long summers at home. But the new term is not far away – and it will bring new pupils and lots of fresh new challenges…

“Funny, page-turning and addictive… just like Malory Towers for grown-ups” – Sophie Kinsella

“A brilliant boarding school book, stuffed full of unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures and angst…” – Lisa Jewell

In Lessons: Part 2, Christmas comes to the Little School by the Sea – available December 2018!
Class

Class

Just like Malory Towers for grown-ups’ Sophie Kinsella

The first book in The Little School by the Sea series – the perfect escape for anyone who ever dreamed of going to boarding school
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It’s gloriously sunny in Cornwall as the school year starts at the little boarding school by the sea.
Maggie, the newest teacher at Downey House, is determined to make her mark – but will it be at the expense of her relationship with safe, dependable Stan?

Simone has won a scholarship and wants to make her parents proud. Forced to share a room with the glossy, pretty, clever girls of Downey House, she needs to find a friend, fast.

Fliss is furious at being sent away from her home. As Simone tries desperately to fit in, Fliss tries desperately to get out.

Over the course of one year, friendships will bloom and lives will be changed forever.
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“A brilliant boarding school book, stuffed full of unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures and angst…” Lisa Jewell
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