Fanny Blake - Author

About the Author

Fanny Blake was a publisher for many years, editing both fiction and non-fiction before becoming a freelance journalist and writer. She has written various non-fiction titles, acted as ghost writer for a number of celebrities, and is also Books Editor of Woman & Home magazine. What Women Want is her first novel.

Featured books by Fanny Blake

With a Friend Like You

With a Friend Like You

Author: Fanny Blake Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Beth is a woman in supreme control of all aspects of her life and family, with a stellar career and her house an oasis of calm. Her closest friend, Megan, is very different; somehow she swims through the chaos of her family with ease, the clutter on the stairs, the cat footprints on the kitchen work space. And while they could not be more different, Beth and Megan have a genuine friendship built on years of laugher, tears and true understanding of each other's strengths and weaknesses. Because that's what friends do, isn't it? But when Beth's daughter reveals a surprising secret, a wedge is driven between Beth and Megan. What begins as mild recrimination and misunderstanding develops into a full-blown row and then a simmering feud. As the two women square up to do battle in the London suburbs, there's everything to play for. All's fair in love and war...

With a Friend Like You

With a Friend Like You

Author: Fanny Blake Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2014

Beth is a woman in supreme control of all aspects of her life and family, with a stellar career and her house an oasis of calm. Her closest friend, Megan, is very different; somehow she swims through the chaos of her family with ease, the clutter on the stairs, the cat footprints on the kitchen work space. And while they could not be more different, Beth and Megan have a genuine friendship built on years of laugher, tears and true understanding of each other's strengths and weaknesses. Because that's what friends do, isn't it? But when Beth's daughter reveals a surprising secret, a wedge is driven between Beth and Megan. What begins as mild recrimination and misunderstanding develops into a full-blown row and then a simmering feud. As the two women square up to do battle in the London suburbs, there's everything to play for. All's fair in love and war...With her wisdom, insight and wicked humour, Fanny Blake shines a light on to female friendships, in this delicious tale of two so-called best friends.

Other books by Fanny Blake

An Italian Summer

An Italian Summer

Author: Fanny Blake Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/07/2018

'A glorious jaunt around Italy with characters I didn't want to leave' CLARE MACKINTOSH A compelling novel about friendship, family secrets and second chances, set against the backdrop of southern Italy.Sandy is in her fifties, and at a crossroads in her life: she's a teacher and respected by her pupils, but she feels she is being sidelined in favour of younger colleagues. So when her mother dies, leaving her a sealed envelope addressed to an unknown woman living in Naples, Sandy decides to head to Italy to resolve the mystery by delivering the letter herself. She books herself on to a small sightseeing trip from Rome to Naples and the Amalfi Coast, hoping to meet some like-minded people along the way. Who is the mysterious woman she is searching for? And will Sandy find friendship, or even love, along the way...? Your favourite authors love An Italian Summer: 'I adored An Italian Summer... Fanny not only writes beautifully about relationships, but the descriptions of Rome and Naples are so ravishing, that you not only marvel at the scenery but also taste the delectable food and feel the hot sun on your back. A most beguiling read' JILLY COOPER 'Intelligent, grown-up and cheering, Fanny has cornered the market in real stories told well' FERN BRITTON 'A lovely, absorbing read, gently told, but with a intriguingly dark edge' HILARY BOYD 'Likeable and realistic characters in a glorious Italian setting, this is the perfect summer read' MAEVE HARAN 'I loved this book. Fanny Blake excels at exploring the intricate detail of relationships' SARAH MORGAN

Our Summer Together

Our Summer Together

Author: Fanny Blake Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/07/2017

OUR SUMMER TOGETHER is an uplifting story about family, friendship and the happy surprise of finding love later in life. Caro knows how to be a mother - advising her grown-up daughters on career and relationship worries. She knows how to be a grandmother - enjoying the hectic energy of her three-year-old grandson. She knows how to be a daughter - helping her aging mother retain her independence. She thought she knew everything about being a wife, but when her husband suddenly leaves her for another woman, everything is thrown in the air. So, when a chance meeting introduces her to Damir - younger, intriguing and attentive - she realises that opening up to a man so different from everyone else in her life, might also mean getting to know who she really is... Your favourite authors love Fanny Blake: 'Fanny Blake has the gift of creating wonderful page turners from very domestic situations; and then making them warm and funny as well' Penny Vincenzi 'I love the way Fanny Blake proves that women just become more and more fascinating' Adele Parks 'I love that she writes about women our age, and the painful and wise truths we know' Marian Keyes 'Warm, funny, wise and relatable. A perfect summer read' Veronica Henry

House of Dreams

House of Dreams

Author: Fanny Blake Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Only a weekend in Spain - what could possibly go wrong? At their family hilltop villa, Lucy awaits the arrival of her brother and sister for their mother's annual birthday party. Although this time, their mother won't be there. Struggling at Malaga airport with her fractious four year old, Jo has already lost her case and is dreading arriving without its precious contents. For Tom, returning to Casa de Suenos stirs up all sorts of memories - then a beautiful face from his past appears . . . Over one long, hot weekend, past secrets will spill out as three siblings discover more about their family and each other in this gorgeous, warm and witty novel from Fanny Blake - the perfect holiday read. Don't miss Fanny Blake's new novel, Our Summer Together, available to pre-order nowYour favourite authors love Fanny Blake's feelgood books: 'A heart-warming tale of family secrets revealed. A compelling and delightful read' SANTA MONTEFIORE 'Fanny has made this little corner of womankind, with all its humour and trials and tribulations, her own' PENNY VINCENZI 'Warm, wise and wonderfully addictive' HELEN LEDERER

With a Friend Like You

With a Friend Like You

Author: Fanny Blake Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Beth is a woman in supreme control of all aspects of her life and family, with a stellar career and her house an oasis of calm. Her closest friend, Megan, is very different; somehow she swims through the chaos of her family with ease, the clutter on the stairs, the cat footprints on the kitchen work space. And while they could not be more different, Beth and Megan have a genuine friendship built on years of laugher, tears and true understanding of each other's strengths and weaknesses. Because that's what friends do, isn't it? But when Beth's daughter reveals a surprising secret, a wedge is driven between Beth and Megan. What begins as mild recrimination and misunderstanding develops into a full-blown row and then a simmering feud. As the two women square up to do battle in the London suburbs, there's everything to play for. All's fair in love and war...

The Secrets Women Keep

The Secrets Women Keep

Author: Fanny Blake Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Rose waits for her family to arrive at their villa in Tuscany when a casual glance at her husband's phone tips her world upside down. The text reads simply: 'Miss you. Love you. Come back soon.' Daniel has always been popular with women, she knows that. But until this moment she has had no cause for worry. Has something shifted within their marriage without her realising? As the family gathers for the summer break, Rose's faith in Daniel is shaken. How well does she really know him? She fears that, after decades of marriage and children, the man who lies beside her at night is lying in other ways too. Then events take a tragic turn. Wise, wry and richly entertaining, The Secrets Women Keep celebrates the passionate, emotional lives women lead as wives, mothers and grandmothers.

What Women Want, Women of a Dangerous Age: 2-Book Collection

What Women Want, Women of a Dangerous Age: 2-Book Collection

Author: Fanny Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 31/01/2013

For all women of a dangerous age, a warm and witty two-book collection from the author of The Secrets Women KeepWhat Women WantBea is grappling with a job in jeopardy, a stroppy teenage son and the prospect of dating again.Kate is contending with an empty nest and a marriage which has lost its sheen.And then there is Ellen. Widowed at a young age, she is finally ready to date. But her choice of man will put her friendship with Bea and Kate to the ultimate test.Women of a Dangerous AgeLou is celebrating her new-found freedom following the breakdown of her marriage. To celebrate, she travels to India, where she befriends Ali.Ali is a serial mistress. But when she returns home, she discovers her latest lover is not the man she took him for.As Lou and Ali put their pasts behind them, they discover a world of possibilities, until the shocking realisation that they have far more in common than they thought.

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