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A Very Distant Shore

A Very Distant Shore

The second novel in the Mure series, from bestselling author Jenny Colgan.

Wanted: doctor for small island. Must like boats, the seaside and having no hope of keeping a secret…

Lorna lives on the tiny Scottish island of Mure, a peaceful place where everyone helps their neighbour. But the local GP is retiring, and nobody wants his job. Mure is too small and too remote.

Far away, in a crowded camp, Saif is treating a little boy with a badly-cut hand. Saif is a refugee, but he’s also a doctor: exactly what Mure needs.

Saif is welcome in Mure, but can he forget his past? Over one summer, Saif will find a place to call home, and Lorna’s life will change forever.
Amanda's Wedding

Amanda's Wedding

Amanda’s old schoolfriends can’t believe it when the social-climbing queen of preen, Satan’s very own PR girl, pulls off the ultimate publicity stunt in getting herself engaged to a Scottish laird. Who cares that Fraser McConnald has worn the same pair of Converse trainers for the last three years and that his castle is a pile of rubble with one calor gas heater – she’ll be titled!
Something Must Be Done. Gentle, decent Fraser is clearly ignorant of her wiles, and Mel and Fran, still smarting from the memory of all the mean things Amanda put them through in their days at Portmount Comprehensive, set out to sabotage this mismatch of the century. So between fighting off the attentions of a love-crazed accountant, keeping Fran’s deadly manoeuvres with the opposite sex under control and trying to win her own war of love with the elusive but gorgeous Alex, Mel finds herself attending a wild Scottish stag night, a hen night from hell, and preparing for a wedding that’s everything you’d wish on your worst enemy.
An Island Christmas

An Island Christmas

The fourth novel in the Mure series, from bestselling author Jenny Colgan.

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

‘A cracker. . . The one must-read this festive season’
Sun

‘A delight from start to finish’
Daily Express



*****

Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark – and incredibly beautiful.

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.

Praise for Christmas Colgans Past:

‘This is the perfect book to curl up with… the mouthwatering descriptions of baked goods will make it hard to stave off the Christmas pounds’
Express

‘A naturally funny, warm-hearted writer who creates characters to love and care about long after you’ve finished reading’
Lisa Jewell

If you like your Yuletide tales with real characters and plenty of fun, this is the one for you!’
Heat
Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery

Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery

***Jenny Colgan’s next bestseller, The Endless Beach, is available for pre-order now***

Welcome back to Mount Polbearne! The new book from Top Ten bestseller Jenny Colgan is full of festive joy, warmth and the best hot chocolate you can imagine…

It’s Christmas in the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne – a time for family, friends and feasting.

Polly Waterford loves running the Little Beach Street Bakery. She’s at her happiest when she’s creating delicious treats and the festive season always inspires her to bake and knead something extra special for the village residents. In fact, the only thing she loves more than her bakery is curling up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Huckle. She’s determined that this Christmas is going to be their best one yet, but life doesn’t always work out as planned…

When Polly’s best friend Kerensa turns up with a secret that threatens the life Polly and Huckle have built together, the future begins to look uncertain. And then a face from Polly’s past reappears and things become even more complicated. Polly can usually find solace in baking but she has a feeling that’s not going to be enough this time. Can she get things back on track so that everyone has a merry Christmas?
Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop

Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop

Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop is the second novel in Jenny Colgan’s Rosie Hopkins trilogy.

Includes mouth-watering recipes!

Curl up with Rosie, her friends and her family as they prepare for a very special Christmas . . .

Rosie Hopkins is looking forward to Christmas in the little Derbyshire village of Lipton, buried under a thick blanket of snow. Her sweetshop is festooned with striped candy canes, large tempting piles of Turkish Delight, crinkling selection boxes and happy, sticky children. She’s going to be spending it with her boyfriend, Stephen, and her family, flying in from Australia. She can’t wait.

But when a tragedy strikes at the heart of their little community, all of Rosie’s plans for the future seem to be blown apart. Can she build a life in Lipton? And is what’s best for the sweetshop also what’s best for Rosie?

Treat yourself and your sweet-toothed friends to Jenny Colgan’s heart-warming new novel. The irresistibly delicious recipes are guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit and will warm up your Christmas celebrations.
Christmas at the Cupcake Café

Christmas at the Cupcake Café

Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe is the second novel in Jenny Colgan’s Cupcake Cafe series.

Contains mouth-watering recipes!

Issy Randall, proud owner of the Cupcake Cafe, is in love and couldn’t be happier. Her new business is thriving and she is surrounded by close friends, even if her cupcake colleagues Pearl and Caroline aren’t quite as upbeat about the upcoming season of snow and merriment. But when her boyfriend Austin is scouted for a possible move to New York, Issy is forced to face up to the prospect of a long-distance romance. And when the Christmas rush at the cafe – with its increased demand for her delectable creations – begins to take its toll, Issy has to decide what she holds most dear.

This December, Issy will have to rely on all her reserves of courage, good nature and cinnamon, to make sure everyone has a merry Christmas, one way or another . . .
Class

Class

Funny, page-turning and addictive . . . just like Malory Towers for grown-ups’
Sophie Kinsella

Class is the first novel in Jenny Colgan’s beloved Maggie Adair series.

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Maggie went to the window and opened it wide, inhaling the lovely, ozoney air off the sea. Why had she never lived by the sea before? Why had she always looked out on housing estates and not the little white hulls of trawlers bobbing off in the distance?

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.

“A brilliant boarding school book, stuffed full of unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures and angst…” – Lisa Jewell
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

How does an It Girl survive when she loses everything?

Sophie Chesterton is a girl about town – she knows all the right people, goes to all the right parties, and wears all the right clothes. But deep down she suspects that her superficial friends and lifestyle don’t amount to very much. Her father is desperate for her to make her own way in the world, and when after one shocking evening her life is turned upside down, she suddenly has no choice.

Scraping a living as a ‘glamour’ photographer’s assistant, living in a hovel on the Old Kent Road with four smelly boys, eating baked beans from the can, Sophie is desperate to get her life back. But does a girl really need diamonds to be happy?
Do You Remember The First Time?

Do You Remember The First Time?

Flora’s wish is about to come true, in a magical new novel about the ultimate second chance, from the bestselling author of WORKING WONDERS and AMANDA’S WEDDING.
As her best friend Tashy cuts into her wedding cake, 32-year-old Flora realises she is disillusioned with life. Suddenly, her well-paid job, cosy flat and stable relationship with sensible Olly don’t amount to a whole lot. Flora wants to be 16 again. She closes her eyes and wishes. Her wish has come true.
Waking up the next morning is a shock. But now Flora has the chance to right some wrongs. Trading crows feet for pimples, love handles for a torso Britney Spears would kill for and dull dinner parties for house parties where White Lightning and snogging are the order of the day, Flora revels in a life where things are far less complicated and just much more… FUN.
It’s not all laughs though. Will what she does change the future? How can she get back to the present and her ordinary life? And does she even want to?
Five Hundred Miles From You

Five Hundred Miles From You

Three months. Two people. One love story.

Lissa Westcott loves being a nurse, but recently she’s been doing a better job of looking after other people than looking after herself. Deciding she needs a break from London, Lissa agrees to swap positions with someone in the little Scottish village of Kirrinfief…

Five hundred and eighty-three miles north, Cormac MacPherson is feeling restless. Not long out of the army, he came to Kirrinfief in search of a peaceful life, which so far has eluded him. He’s never spent more than a day in a big city, so perhaps a change of scene would do him good.

It’s only three months – what’s the worst that could happen?

As Lissa and Cormac settle into each other’s lives – navigating the lack of personal space (Cormac) and food delivery options (Lissa) – they email constantly about anything and everything. But what will happen when Lissa and Cormack finally meet…?
Lessons

Lessons

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

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…

‘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

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!
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 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…
Little Beach Street Bakery

Little Beach Street Bakery

The first novel in Jenny Colgan’s heartwarming Little Beach Street Bakery trilogy.

Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their flat, she has to move miles away from everyone, to a sleepy little seaside resort in Cornwall, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop.

And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread. But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, and each loaf becomes better and better. With nuts and seeds, olives and chorizo, with local honey (courtesy of local bee keeper, Huckle), and with reserves of determination and creativity Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes and bakes . . . And people start to hear about it.

Sometimes, bread really is life . . . And Polly is about to reclaim hers.
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