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Can you tell me about Bookouture’s Christmas Books?
What can I say that hasn’t already been said! This year, we have Sue Watson’s Bella’s Christmas Bake Off, Jenny Hale’s Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses, Mandy Baggot’s One Wish in Manhattan and Holly Martin’s two Christmas crackers Christmas at Lilac Cottage and Snowflakes on Silver Cove. They are all for me everything a Christmas book should be; full of love, promise, joy, hope and romance!
But don’t forget that last year we had some fabulously festive reads too. Fiona Valpy’s The French for Christmas, Sue Watson’s Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake, Jenny Hale’s A Christmas to Remember and Mary de Laszlo’s Difficult Husbands. All of them had incredible reviews and delighted readers who are buying them this year too!
Do you have any more books to be released for this Christmas?
They’re all out now except for Holly Martin’s Snowflakes on Silver Cove which is out on 30th October and then that’s it. We’re all Christmassed out!
Can you tell us who designs the gorgeous covers?
We work with a couple of brilliant freelance designers. They are all pretty amazing and we’re truly delighted with this year’s selection. We’ve had some amazing feedback about them and feel that they really portray everything that the books are about.
What is your favourite thing about Christmas?
I love lots of things about Christmas. I love the Christmas things that go on at school, I love picking Ollie up on the last day of term, knowing that we’ve got tons of relaxed time over the Christmas period. I love the build up to Christmas, the fact that people seem to make more of an effort to get-together. I love the songs on the radio, the food in the shops, the smell of Christmas candles, buying lovely presents for my friends and family! I adore the smell of Christmas dinner cooking, making your mouth water! But the best thing for me is probably seeing my son’s face when he wakes up on Christmas Day! Priceless!
What are your plans for Christmas day?
Waking up (hopefully not too early) and going downstairs to see if Santa has been! We always leave out a gin and tonic (ahem! Yes Santa does likes gin!) a mince pie, and a carrot for Rudolph! Then on to opening our pressies of which Ollie normally has a HUGE pile! Then we have bacon sarnies for breakfast and will then be heading to my sister’s house as she’s very kindly offered to cook for us all this year! I’m one of those annoying people who like to watch everyone else open their presents before I open mine, which always winds my sister up!
She’s a fabulous cook and my contribution will be my amazing sprout concoction which is delish! We alwaysraise our glasses to our absent friends and relatives who can’t be with us and will be sadly missed and then stuff ourselves silly with far too much food!
This year is the first year they’ve had their dog, so we’ll probably walk off Christmas dinner with Dexter! My sister doesn’t live far away but has offered a room for the night so we may partake in a glass or two of prosecco and I daresay we’ll have a few challenges on the Wii where my 83-year-young aunt nearly always beats us hands down at everything.
Favourite Christmas Movie?
That’s easy! Miracle on 34th Street, the remade one! I remember going to see it at the cinema with my mom when I was about 25 and we both came away knowing that Santa Claus was real!
Favourite Christmas Book?
I’ve just read tons of Christmas Books, more this year it seems than ever. I do hope that you’re not asking me to choose a favourite Bookouture Christmas book! That would be like choosing a favourite child! They’re all Christmas crackers to me!
Favourite Christmas Song?
David Essex – A Winter’s Tale and it always brings a tear to my eye. I’m a bit of a closet fan as my sister has dragged me along to many a concert! It never feels like Christmas till I’ve heard this one!
Can you tell us anything about Bookouture’s plans for the New Year?
We’ve some exciting new authors to share with you and some fabulous books from the authors that you already know and love. Can’t give too much away at this stage but we do promise that you won’t be disappointed and that as soon as we can tell you more we will. Can’t wait to share more fabulous books with you for 2016. We’re actively taking submissions so watch this space .............
I would just like to say that we could not do what we do without the support of our blogger, reviewer, author and reader friends and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. On behalf of the team at Bookouture, I’d like to wish you a very early merry Christmas and an amazing 2016. I hope that all your dreams come true!