A collection of three funny and heart-warming novels by Sunday Times bestselling author of LITTLE BEACH STREET BAKERY, Jenny Colgan
The third novel by the Sunday times bestselling author of Amanda’s Wedding
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Melanie and Fran are two charmingly wisecracking young Londoners who simply can't believe it when their old schoolfriend Amanda, Satan's own PR agent, manages to get herself hitched to a laird (Scottish for lord). Who cares that Fraser McConnel has worn the same ratty Converse sneakers for years and that his castle is really a pile of rubble -- all the social -climbing queen of preen cares about is the title she'll soon have. She's got Fraser by the nuptials, and she has no intention of letting go. Gentle, decent Fraser is completely innocent Amanda's wiles, so Mel and Fran, still smarting from Amanda's evil misdeeds years ago in school, join forces with Fraser's adorable younger brother Angus to sabotage the mismatch of the century. Between fighting off the attentions of a love-crazed accountant, dealing with a ne'er-do-well rockstar wannabe boyfriend, keeping Fran's deadly maneuvers with the opposite sex under control, finding herself at the heart of a bachelor party controversy, consuminglarge quantities of alcohol, and throwing out hysterical barbs that would make Oscar Wilde proud, Mel will break some hearts and win over those of readers by the score...all of whom are certain to enjoy the mayhem -- and hilarious mishaps -- in store in "Amanda's Wedding!"
The Boy I Loved Before
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
While attending her best friend Sashy's wedding, Flora Scurrison realizes that this monotonous, nine-to-five, cookie-cutter life is exactly what's in store for her. While it might be okay for Sashy, it's certainly not what she envisioned for herself when she was sixteen. So when her boyfriend proposes to her during the reception, Flora makes a wish to go back and do it all over again. The next morning she wakes up to find that she has been given the ultimate second chance--she's sixteen again. As Flora navigates school, first loves--new and old--and discovers what it really means to make adult choices, will she stay in her new body or try and find her way home?--in Jenny Colgan's The Boy I Loved Before.
As her best friend Tashy cuts into her wedding cake, 32-year-old Flora is disillusioned with life. She wants to be 16 again. When she closes her eyes and wishes, her wish comes true. Now she has the chance to right some wrongs. But will what she does change the future?
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Laughs, love, office life. And a little touch of magic ... From the bestselling author of LOOKING FOR ANDREW MCCARTHY and AMANDA'S WEDDING.
'A heartwarming, charming and atmospheric story that made me long to escape to Mure. Total joy' - Sophie Kinsella A deliciously warm and funny slice of life from Jenny Colgan, Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery and The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After. Flora is definitely, absolutely sure that escaping from the quiet Scottish island where she grew up to the noise and hustle of the big city was the right choice. What was there for her on Mure? It's a place where everyone has known her all her life, and no one will let her forget the past. In the city, she can be anonymous, ambitious and indulge herself in her hopeless crush on her gorgeous boss, Joel. When a new client demands Flora's presence back on Mure, she's suddenly swept back into life with her brothers (all strapping, loud and seemingly incapable of basic housework) and her father. As Flora indulges her new-found love of cooking and breathes life into the dusty little pink-fronted shop on the harbour, she's also going to have to come to terms with past mistakes - and work out exactly where her future lies... Let Jenny Colgan make your dreams come true!
"A hilarious, fast-paced fantasy about starting over, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella. Absolutely adorable."—Booklist Issy Randall can bake. No, Issy can create stunning, mouthwateringly divine cakes. So when she loses her desk job, she starts her own café and finds life can be tougher, and sweeter, than she ever dreamed. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe's bakery, Issy has undoubtedly inherited his talent. She's much better at baking than she is at filing so when she's laid off from her desk job, Issy decides to open her own little café. But she soon learns that her piece-of-cake plan will take all of her courage and confectionary talent to avert disaster. Funny and sharp, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café is about how life might not always taste like you expect, but there's always room for dessert! A smart, quirky contemporary cupcake book of recipes and friendship, fans of Sophie Kinsella, X and X will be heading for their mixers to create a story as sweet and complex as Issy's. Other books by Jenny Colgan: Meet Me At The Cupcake Café "A hilarious, fast-paced fantasy about starting over, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella. Absolutely adorable."—Booklist The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris A heartwarming and bittersweet story of love lost and found Sweetshop of Dreams A charming story of nostalgic sweets and finding yourself in unexpected places What readers are saying about Meet Me At The Cupcake Café: "quirky and adorable!" "a real guilty pleasure—with a little romance thrown in on the side!" "Part Romantic Comedy, part Chick-lit... a charming story" "This book is an excellent cupcake: light, full of flavour and with just the right amount of sweetness to make you smile." "smart and funny" "this is a definite must read, a real page turner." What reviewers are saying about Meet Me At The Cupcake Café: "[A] heartwarming story a la Bridget Jones' Diary... Colgan folds in a colorful cast of characters and whips up an easy, sweet read."—USA Today "A funny novel about friendship, food and love... "—Kirkus "A delightful story... warm, funny and well-written."—Fresh Fiction "Absolutely adorable... charming... an endearing, delightful read"—Silver's Reviews What everyone is saying about Jenny Colgan: "[A] heartwarming story a la Bridget Jones' Diary... Colgan folds in a colorful cast of characters and whips up an easy, sweet read."—USA Today "Absolutely adorable... charming... an endearing, delightful read"—Silver's Reviews
Talking to Addison
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Holly is a frustrated florist who flees the houseshare from hell to move in with a motley crew of friends: there is 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. One glimpse of Addison, and Holly is smitten. Now the only problem is how to get him to swivel his chair away from the computer screen and his monstrously ugly -- not to mention fiercely possessive -- internet girlfriend Claudia, to see Holly's own adoring gaze. After a series of false starts -- involving new friend and mathematician Finn -- Holly coaxes Addison away from his virtual romance and out into the open. But "out in the open" spells unexpected disaster for Addison, and, curiously, Holly must help rescue him before her own future can begin to bloom.
Scottish Girls About Town
Author: Jenny Colgan, Isla Dewar, Muriel Gray
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Meet the Clanswomen... International bestselling authors Jenny Colgan, Isla Dewar, and Muriel Gray lead off this dazzling collection of stories by popular and rising Scottish women authors. A sometimes wild, sometimes poignant romp through the lives of Scotswomen, Scottish Girls About Town revels in the universal hilarity and strife of being a girl! They're looking for something moor. In Jenny Colgan's "The Fringes," a hapless heroine heads to the Edinburgh "Fringe" -- a massive theatrical and musical festival -- for a night of her own disastrous drama. Isla Dewar offers up "In the Garden of Mrs. Pink," one woman's look back at her girlhood and the life lessons she learned from an eccentric neighbor. In Muriel Gray's "School-Gate Mums," a single mother with killer instincts settles the score with one of the mothers at her son's school. Whether they're racing their flatmates in a weight-loss contest, reconnecting with long-lost friends, or grappling with the men in their lives, these daughters of Scotland prove that no one can top their audacious spirit and Highland charm.
Skin cancer has become one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK and, worryingly, malignant melanoma the most serious type is now the most common cancer for those aged 15 to 34 years old. But cases can be prevented, if more attention is paid to sun safety issues. This book brings together important research on both skin cancer and sun safety, exploring the major risk factors for skin cancer, what can be done to reduce the risk of developing the disease and why its important for everyone to become more adept at protecting their skin. Written in a friendly and approachable manner, this book explores topics such as the different types of skin cancers, how to recognise the very first symptoms, the importance of regularly checking your skin for changes, how to choose and use sunscreen, the dangers of sunbeds and what happens if you are diagnosed with skin cancer. Whether youre worried about the dangers of tanning, want to do more to protect your skin or have already experienced the effects of skin cancer, Skin Cancer and Sun Safety The Essential Guide is the book for you.
Fans of Debbie Macomber and Jojo Moyes will love this warm, funny, moving holiday tale from the New York Times bestselling author of Christmas at the Cupcake Café and Little Beach Street Bakery. It’s a white Christmas in England, and Rosie Hopkins is feeling festive: Her sweetshop is festooned with striped candy canes, luscious chocolate boxes, and happy, sticky children, and she and her boyfriend are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their families. But when a tragedy strikes at the heart of their charming town, all of Rosie's plans for the future seem to be blown apart. Can she and her loved ones see their way through the difficult times? Sweet and soulful, heartbreaking and heartwarming, this is the perfect novel for the holidays (or any time of year).
It's the most wonderful time of the year… and the perfect moment to escape to a charming English village! From the beloved author whose novels are "sheer indulgence from start to finish" (SOPHIE KINSELLA) comes a delightful holiday story — funny, heartfelt, romantic and packed with recipes — perfect for the winter months. In the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne, the Christmas season has arrived. It’s a joyous time for family, friends, and feasting, as decorations sparkle along the town’s winding streets and shop windows glow with festive displays. And in Polly’s Little Beach Street Bakery, the aroma of gingerbread cookies and other treats tempts people in from the cold. Though Polly is busy keeping up with the demands of the season, she still makes time for her beekeeper boyfriend, Huckle. She’s especially happy to be celebrating the holiday this year with him, and can’t wait to cuddle up in front of the fireplace with a cup of eggnog on Christmas Eve. But holiday bliss soon gives way to panic when a storm cuts the village off from the mainland. Now it will take all of the villagers to work together in order to ensure everyone has a happy holiday. Full of heart and humor, Jenny Colgan’s latest novel is an instant Christmastime classic.
Author: Brian Boyd
Publisher: Columbia University Press
In this book, Brian Boyd surveys Vladimir Nabokov's life, career, and legacy; his art, science, and thought; his subtle humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complex psychological portraits; and his inheritance from, reworking of, and affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Machado de Assis. Boyd also offers new ways of reading Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada or Ardor, and the unparalleled autobiography, Speak, Memory, disclosing otherwise unknown information about the author's world. Sharing his personal reflections as he recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of researching Nabokov's life? oeuvre?, he cautions against using Nabokov's metaphysics as the key to unlocking all of the enigmatic author's secrets. Assessing and appreciating Nabokov as novelist, memoirist, poet, translator, scientist, and individual, Boyd helps us understand more than ever Nabokov's multifaceted genius.