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FRIENDS: The Top Moments!

December 5, 2012

Friends Box set on Blu Ray

As everyone’s favourite TV group of Friends are reunited once again in the brand new Blu- ray box set we wanted to pick out some of our favourite moments of the ten series. Read more

Cecelia Ahern 100 Names

October 29, 2012

Review of 100 Names Cecelia Ahern

The uplifting and thoughtful new novel from the author whose unique talent has made her a Sunday Times bestseller every year since 2004.

Kitty carefully opened the envelope and looked inside. A single sheet lay within. She slid it out and was faced with a list of one hundred names. The names had been typed and were numbered along the left-hand-side from one to one hundred. The list excluded a summary, synopsis or anything to explain who these people were or what the story was. Kitty looked in to the envelope for more but there was nothing. She sank back in her chair.

Should she know what the names meant?  Was there a hidden message?

Journalist Kitty Logan’s career is on the brink of ruin. A reporter on the TV news show ‘Thirty Minutes she has been suspended by the network and is facing charges of libel following an ill-researched story. To make matters worse she faces losing the woman who guided and taught her everything she knew. At her terminally ill friend’s bedside, Kitty asks – what is the one story she always wanted to write?

The answer lies in a file buried in Constance’s office: a list of one hundred names. There is no synopsis, nothing to explain what the story is or who these people are. The list is simply a mystery. But before Kitty can talk to her friend, it is too late.

With everything to prove, Kitty is assigned the most important task of her life: to write the story her mentor never had the opportunity to. Kitty not only has to track down and meet the people on the list, but find out what connects them. And, in the process of hearing ordinary people’s stories, she starts to understand her own. The extraordinary can always been found in the ordinary…

Cecelia Ahern is the author of nine novels. She has enjoyed phenomenal success since she burst on to the scene nine years’ ago with PS. I Love You. Aside from novels Cecelia has written for television and stage, adapting her own novella Mrs Whippy for theatre as well as co-creating the ABC/E4 series Samantha Who? PS I Love You was one of the earliest Richard & Judy picks and became a million-copy bestseller as well as being turned into a hit box-office film starring Hilary Swank. Her novels are published in over 40 languages and have sold in excess of 15 million copies worldwide.

100 Names by Cecelia Ahern is a great winter read. Ahern is back on fine form with this captivating, engaging and warm novel. Showing that everyone really does have their own story to tell, 100 Names is perfect for cold, winter’s day reading and the beautifully presented book would also make an ideal Christmas gift! We loved it! 

Fern Britton Hidden Treasures

October 23, 2012

Every bit as warm and sharp as her debut’ – The Mirror

Helen Merrifield has said goodbye to her philandering husband and her swish West London house, to live in an idyllic country cottage in the heart of a postcard-perfect village in Cornwall.

Putting the past behind her, Helen throws herself into country life and soon makes a new set of eccentric friends. To her surprise, Helen finds herself the love-interest of two very different men: the kind, gentle, desperate-for-love-and-sex Simon, and the darkly enigmatic local historian Piran.

Whilst Helen is getting to grips with her new life, her oldest and dearest friend, Penny, a hot-shot TV Producer, has decided that the village is the perfect setting for her new TV series. When the cast and crew descend, two worlds collide, and Helen is thrown headlong into 5am wake-up calls and temperamental celebrities.

In the midst of all this, Helen stumbles across a forgotten old tin chest full of Edwardian treasures. Who do they belong to? Will the unpleasant historian Piran help her to find out or will Simon have the key?

As Helen finds herself the focus of Simon and Piran’s attentions, it looks like her ex-husband is planning to put in an unscheduled appearance. Will Helen embrace the future, or is it too difficult to let go of the past?

Fern’s warmth, insight and humour combine to deliver a hugely enjoyable novel that will speak to women everywhere.

Paperback £7.99 | Ebook £5.99

Praise for Hidden Treasures

‘Complicated friendships and tales of a chaotic love life make
It a must read’ – Woman

‘Perfectly captures the sights and smells of village life’ – Heat

About the Author

Fern is the new darling of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing!

Fern began her career as a television presenter in 1980 after completing a stage management course at the Central School of Drama. Fern’s warmth, humour, empathy and compassion have made her incredibly popular and she has become a much sought after presenter. In 2008 Fern released her autobiography Fern: My Story, which was a huge bestseller, and followed this with her debut novel New Beginnings in March 2011. It was an instant success and a top four bestseller. Fern is deeply committed to a number of charities, in particular those working with and for women, children and childbirth. She lives with her husband Phil Vickery, the well respected chef, and her four children in Buckinghamshire. She is available for interview and events.

Bad Angels by Rebecca Chance

October 23, 2012

Bad Angels Rebecca Chance

Limehouse Wharf is the new, uber-luxury apartment building in Canary Wharf where celebrities who’ve had ‘work’ done hole up until they have healed. It’s Christmas, and Melody Dale, an actress whose career is in tatters after ill-advised plastic surgery has fled LA to get her body, and her boyfriend, back. But a ‘well-meaning’ friend might be about to sabotage all of her Christmas plans…

 

Meanwhile, Aniela Fatyga, the nurse in residence, finds herself falling for the unlikely Jon Jordan, an assassin for hire who is also convalescing there. Will their sizzling relationship become something more? And who is he on the run from? And then there’s the oligarch, Grigor Khalovsky, the owner of Kensington football team, whose legendary Christmas party is about to get a whole lot more exciting as scandals, blackmail and murder are exposed.

 It’s going to be a Christmas like no other.

We loved this book. It is perfect for winter reading, curled up under the covers and ideal for those who want a well written, sexy and more compelling alternative to 50 Shades of Grey!

‘50 SHADES SEXIER THAN THE AVERAGE BONKBUSTER’ Chris Manby

Praise for previous Rebecca Chance novels:

‘Glitzy, hedonistic and scandalous, this compelling read is a real page-turner.’ Closer

‘An explosive read’ Star magazine

‘Blistering new bonkbuster’ The Sun

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Born in North London, Rebecca Chance read English Literature at Cambridge and wrote for various newspapers and music magazines before moving to Tuscany to learn Italian and to focus on writing books. After eight years in Italy, she moved to Manhattan, where her experience of the New York dating scene inspired her non-fiction dating book Jane Austen’s Guide to Dating, which was featured on the Richard and Judy Book Club and published under the name Lauren Henderson.

Now back in the UK, Rebecca lives in London with her husband and has quickly made the bonkbuster genre her own, bringing the genre ‘bang’ up to date and, reflecting the trials and tribulations of both women and men, gay and straight, as she hones in on the outsized dreams and desires that we all covet. Rebecca Chance’s bestselling novels include Divas, Bad Sisters, Bad Girls and Killer Heels.

Sesame Street TV: Season 1

September 30, 2012

Throughout the years Sesame Street has been featured in many video games, right back to the days of the original Nintendo Entertainment System right up to last years “Once Upon A Monster”, which gave fans a whole new way to play with their beloved characters. Sesame Street TV: Season 1 continues down the Kinect route allowing a new dynamic not seen on Xbox before Read more

Brave – The Videogame – Review

September 4, 2012

Movie tie in games are not always the best and tend to find their way into the bargain bin at your local gaming emporium, faster than the batteries running out on your controller, so you can imagine my mind set when Brave – Disney’s new Pixar movie tie in game hit the mat. Read more

The Vampire Diaries: Hot Hybrids!

August 29, 2012

As The Vampire Diaries: Season 3 arrives on DVD on 20th August; we wanted to take a look at the Hybrids that are shaking up Mystic Falls…. Read more

The Lucky One Review

August 24, 2012

All’s fair in love and war in “The Lucky One,” arriving onto Blu-ray Triple Play, DVD and Digital Download on 27 August from Warner Home Video. Based on best-selling author Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling book, “The Lucky One” follows a war veteran who finds a mysterious photo of a beautiful woman that leads him to a timeless romance. Read more

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