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Rosie Blake is an author of comic commercial fiction. She spent her university years writing pantomimes and went on to write short stories and features for a range of publications including Cosmopolitan, The Lady, Sunday People, Best and Reveal magazines. She worked in television as a presenter on shows in Bristol and London. She has written three novels and plans to write many more. Rosie likes baked items, taking long walks by the river and speaking about herself in the third person. Her greatest ambition in life is to become Julia Roberts's best friend.
From men more likely to sell their mother than open their wallet, to those who are determined to find a girlfriend who shares their passion for extreme sports, Nicola has to run the full gamut of dodgy dates. But as the deadline looms closer, Nicola realises it isn't so bad to lose control. It turns out that trying to get a love life can be rather a lot of fun...
'A fizzing feel-good read about living in the moment' Sun 'If you want fiction that warms your cockles whilst simultaneously making them shake with laughter, then The Gin O'Clock Club is the book for you.' Isabelle Broom, author of My Map of You 'Touching and hilarious' Jilly Cooper * Bring the sparkle and fizz back into your life with the help of The Gin O'Clock Club Lottie is always in a hurry, rushing through her days ticking tasks off her to-do lists. Teddy is worried about his granddaughter - and he knows that his late wife, Lily, would have known exactly what to say to make things better. Now that Lily has gone, it's up to Teddy to talk some sense into Lottie. With the help of Arjun, Geoffrey and Howard, the elderly reprobates who make up his Gin O'Clock Club, Teddy makes a plan to help Lottie find her way back to the things that really matter - family, friendship and love. But as Lottie balances a high-powered job with her reluctant attendance at whist drives, ballroom dances and bingo, Teddy wonders if she's really ready to open up her heart to the possibility of true happiness... Laugh, cry and fall in love with this colourful cast of characters in THE feel-good novel of the year * 'A lovely, big-hearted book, a perfect lazy summer's day read. A gorgeous, warm-hearted read that you'll want to give to all your friends.' Tasmina Perry, author of The Pool House 'A gorgeous cross generational romp with real heart. Pitch-perfect escapism for These Times.If you love Sophie Kinsella and Beth O'Leary you will want to preorder this' Daisy Buchanan, author and journalist 'I loved this warm, funny, and charming story of dating old-school.' Eva Woods, author of How to be Happy 'A fizzingly funny romantic hug of a book - I loved it' Katie Marsh, author of My Everything 'The most charming and entertaining book I've read in a long time. Such warm-hearted writing. I can't wait for the next!' Kirsty Greenwood, author of Yours Truly 'This warm witty ray of sunshine is making my day. I have been gripped from the start and you're in for a treat.' Josie Lloyd, author of The Cancer Ladies' Running Club 'A book that reads like a tall, refreshing drink, I loved everything about The Gin O'Clock Club. Rosie Blake has written a beautiful novel, with layers of hilarity, heartache and a host of the most charming characters just waiting to bring you into their club.' Lisa Dickenson, author of You Had Me at Merlot
The perfect recipe for hygge: make a hot chocolate, draw the curtains, snuggle under a blanket and read your way to happiness! It's autumn in Yulethorpe and everyone is gloomy. It's cold, drizzly and the skies are permagrey. The last shop on the high street - an adorable little toy shop - has just shut its doors. Everything is going wrong for Yulethorpe this autumn. Until Clara Kristensen arrives. Clara is on holiday but she can see the potential in the pretty town, so she rolls up her sleeves and sets to work. Things are looking up until Joe comes to Yulethorpe to find out exactly what is going on with his mother's shop. Joe is Very Busy and Important in the City and very sure that Clara is up to no good. Surely no one would work this hard just for the fun of it? Can a man who answers emails at 3 a. m. learn to appreciate the slower, happier, hygge things in life - naps, candles, good friends and maybe even falling in love? Rosie Blake is Brilliantly fun - Heat Just brilliant - Fabulous magazine Hilarious - Hello **** Reviewers love The Hygge Holiday 'Feel-good fiction at its absolute finest' - Isabelle Broom, Heat 'The most gorgeous read' - Sun 'What a wonderful book! Rosie Blake's best novel yet - I had such a gorgeous time reading this story that I couldn't put it down. It was genuinely funny, warm-hearted, and full of unforgettable characters. A pure heartwarming pleasure of a read.' - bestselling author Kirsty Greenwood Light the scented candles and hunker down on the sofa with a hot choc... this funny, warm hug of a book is the ideal companion. - Fabulous magazine 'The Hygge Holiday is hilarious, cosy, heart-warming, fulfilling; pretty much everything you would want from a book... An absolutely phenomenal tale from the incredibly talented Rosie Blake... Be prepared to devour The Hygge Holiday in one sitting. Be prepared to love this book, because yes, it truly is THAT fabulous. Five stars for sure.' - The Writing Garnet 'I loved it' - Heidi Swain, author of Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market
Isobel quits her dead-end job and travels the world seeking the man she believes she is meant to be with. A hilarious and irresistible romantic comedy about a globetrotting quest to find love. Isobel Graves moved to LA determined to be the Next Big Thing. Instead, she is dressed as a giant prawn handing out fliers promoting a fish market. Rather than attending glamorous parties and dating exciting men, her evenings consist of watching box sets with her sort-of boyfriend, whose idea of romance is a late-night drunken text. Where did it all go wrong? When Isobel catches sight of Andrew Parker, her childhood sweetheart, in the background of a TV news story she feels it's a sign. If she'd stuck with Andrew everything would have turned out better. Now she just needs to find him... Join Isobel as she travels from LA to Devon and to a remote Malaysian island in search of true love.
A hilarious and heart-warming novel about Christmas, catastrophes and cooking, containing exclusive Christmas recipes, from the talented Rosie Blake. **How to Stuff Up Christmas includes 14 fabulous, tasty Christmas recipes throughout** 'Tis the season to be jolly. Unless you've found an intimate picture of another woman on your fiance's phone... Eve is heartbroken after discovering her fiance is cheating on her. Being surrounded by the joys of Christmas is more than Eve can bear, so she chooses to avoid the festivities by spending Christmas alone on a houseboat in Pangbourne. Eve gets gets an unexpected seasonal surprise when handsome local vet Greg comes to her rescue one day, and continues to visit Eve's boat on a mission to transform her from Kitchen Disaster Zone to Culinary Queen. But where does Greg keep disappearing to? What does Eve's best friend Daisy know that she isn't telling? And why is there an angry goose stalking Eve's boat?