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Little Beach Street Bakery

Little Beach Street Bakery

‘A sheer delight from start to finish’ Sophie Kinsella


In a quaint seaside resort, a charming bakery holds the key to another world . . .
With recipes for you to try yourself at home


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
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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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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’
Looking For Andrew McCarthy

Looking For Andrew McCarthy

‘I’m wearing a beautiful pink dress, and I’m in a big pink room with billowing curtains…and I’m dancing to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark…and my handsome partner leans over and whispers…

‘Yes, 80s child Ellie really thought life was going to be like Pretty in Pink, St Elmo’s Fire and all those other movies – where everyone was astoundingly glamorous, popular, successful, had huge apartments and lived happily ever after. But now that she and her gang are thirty, she has to admit that things haven’t quite turned out that way. When did horrible flats, difficult relationships and menaningless jobs take over?And, more importantly, what happened to the coolest, wisest, most inspirational Brat Packer of them all? Where is Andrew McCarthy now? Did life fulfil its promise for him? Is he happy on Channel 5? Surely he, of all people, can tell Ellie what to do about her thirty-angst?

Determined to get her idol to unravel some of life’s great mysteries, Ellie sets out, unwillingly accompanied by her best friend Julia, on a quest across the USA, from LA to New York to find him. It’s an unlikely epic, by turns hilarious, romantic and downright uncomfortable – but, helped by a cast of thousands, of whom Frosty the Giant Pig is probably the least improbable, they do find some answers, although not the ones they expected.
Meet Me At The Cupcake Café

Meet Me At The Cupcake Café

‘A sheer delight from start to finish’ Sophie Kinsella

Come and meet Issy Randall, proud owner of The Cupcake Café . . .

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
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Issy Randall can bake. No, more than that – Issy can create stunning, mouth-wateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe’s bakery, she has undoubtedly inherited his talent.

When she’s made redundant from her safe but dull City job, Issy decides to seize the moment. Armed with recipes from Grampa, and with her best friends and local bank manager fighting her corner, The Cupcake Café opens its doors. But Issy has absolutely no idea what she’s let herself in for. It will take all her courage – and confectionery – to avert disaster . . .
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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’
Operation Sunshine

Operation Sunshine

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 get-away-from-it-all romance like Jenny Colgan’ Sunday Express

Sun, sea and laughter abound . . .

‘A total joy’ Sophie Kinsella
‘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
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Evie is desperate for a holiday – a good one. Not only because she’s been working all hours as a receptionist for two high-powered plastic surgeons, but also because every holiday she’s ever been on has involved sunburn, arguments and projectile vomiting – sometimes all three at once. Why can’t she have a normal holiday like everyone else: peaceful beaches, glorious sunshine and (fingers crossed) some much-needed sex?

So when Evie’s employers invite her to attend a conference with them in the beautiful South of France, she can’t believe her luck. At last, the chance to hob nob with the rich and glamorous, to party under the stars, to live life as she’d always dreamt of it. It’s the holiday of a lifetime – but things don’t happen in quite the way Evie imagines . . .
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Why readers ADORE Jenny Colgan

‘Her books are so compelling that you can feel the cool breeze on your face, smell the salty air’
‘Her descriptions of scenery (and food!) are beautiful’
‘I wish her places were real’
‘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 stories are just so fabulous’
‘She brings her settings and characters so vividly to life’
‘The woman is just magic’
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.
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.
Resistance Is Futile

Resistance Is Futile

Discover this summer’s most irregular love story . . .

Connie’s smart. She’s funny. But when it comes to love, she’s only human.

As a brilliant mathematician with bright red hair – Connie’s used to being considered a little unusual. But when she’s recruited for a top-secret code-breaking project, nothing can prepare her for working with someone quite as peculiar as Luke.

From the Sunday Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan comes a charmingly quirky tale of love, friendship . . . and the possible obliteration of mankind.

‘Quirky, funny and romantic’ Sophie Kinsella

‘A riotous cocktail of geeks’
Matt Haig, author of The Humans

‘It’s not so often that I fall so completely in love with a book . . intelligent, funny, moving and beautiful’ Rowan Coleman, author of The Memory Book

‘Joyous, suspenseful, poignant, funny, heart-breaking, and above all else, a pleasure to read’ Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including Christmas at the Cupcake Café, Little Beach Street Bakery and Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams. As Jenny T. Colgan she has also written the Doctor Who tie-in novel Dark Horizons and several Doctor Who short stories.
Rules

Rules

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

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Maggie
loves teaching English at beautiful Downey House but she is less keen on planning her wedding to dependable Stan. Instead, she’s working on ignoring her crush on David McDonald, who teaches English at the local boys’ school.

Just as Simone and Fliss have become friends, Zelda arrives to upset everything. Zelda is loudly, glamorously American, and she’s full of ways to improve life at boring school. Soon, quiet, mousy Simone is undergoing a makeover. And Fliss is about to jeopardise everything to impress a boy.

In a new year at school, the girls of Downey House will be breaking all the rules – and not all of them will escape unscathed.

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

Spandex and the City

LOCAL GIRL SWEPT OFF HER FEET
Mild-mannered publicist Holly Phillips is unlucky in love. She’s embarrassed beyond belief when the handsome stranger she meets in a bar turns out to be ‘Ultimate Man’ – a superpowered hero whose rescue attempt finds her hoisted over his shoulder and flashing her knickers in the newspaper the next day.
But when Holly’s fifteen minutes of fame make her a target for something villainous, she only has one place to turn – and finds the man behind the mask holds a lot more charm than his crime-fighting alter-ego.
Can Holly find love, or is superdating just as complicated as the regular kind?
Stories from the Little Beach Street Bakery

Stories from the Little Beach Street Bakery

Curl up and escape with Jenny Colgan


Don’t miss Jenny’s gorgeous new novel – FIVE HUNDRED MILES FROM YOU is available to pre-order now

‘A sheer delight from start to finish’ Sophie Kinsella
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Little Beach Street Bakery

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. 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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Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery
Summer has arrived in the Cornish town of Mount Polbearne and Polly Waterford couldn’t be happier. Because Polly is in love: she’s in love with the beautiful seaside town she calls home, she’s in love with running the bakery on Beach Street, and she’s in love with her boyfriend, Huckle.

And yet there’s something unsettling about the gentle summer breeze that’s floating through town. Polly sifts flour, kneads dough and bakes bread, but nothing can calm the storm she knows is coming: is Polly about to lose everything she loves?
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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’

Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery

Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery

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

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In a little Cornish town by the sea, a warm summer breeze brings stirrings of change. . .


‘A total joy’ Sophie Kinsella
‘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


Voted Best Feel Good Read by Women & Home Readers!

Summer has arrived in the Cornish town of Mount Polbearne and Polly Waterford couldn’t be happier. Because Polly is in love: she’s in love with the beautiful seaside town she calls home, she’s in love with running the bakery on Beach Street, and she’s in love with her boyfriend, Huckle.

And yet there’s something unsettling about the gentle summer breeze that’s floating through town. Selina, recently widowed, hopes that moving to Mount Polbearne will ease her grief, but Polly has a secret that could destroy her friend’s fragile recovery. Responsibilities that Huckle thought he’d left behind are back and Polly finds it hard to cope with his increasingly long periods of absence.

Polly sifts flour, kneads dough and bakes bread, but nothing can calm the storm she knows is coming: is Polly about to lose everything she loves?
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Why readers ADORE Jenny Colgan

‘Her books are so compelling that you can feel the cool breeze on your face, smell the salty air’
‘Her descriptions of scenery (and food!) are beautiful’
‘I wish her places were real’
‘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 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’

Talking to Addison

Talking to Addison

Holly is a frustrated florist whose life doesn’t exactly seem to be coming up roses.
Fleeing the houseshare from hell, she moves in with Josh, a sexually confused merchant banker; Kate, a high-flying legal eagle with talons to match, and the gorgeous Addison, who spends his days communicating only with his computer and those who worship at the altar of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
Holly’s desperate to have a one-to-one with Addison, but can she drag him away from his monstrously ugly, not to say jealous internet ‘girlfriend’ Claudia, or will they just continually get their wires crossed?
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