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A Springtime Affair (2020) - Hardback

£14.99
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A Rose Petal Summer (2019)

£8.99
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always affects the story but a story needs to have more than one strand.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eSo I began with a secret desire of mine to apply to one of the amazing sounding jobs advertised in The Lady.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI think the greatest joy of being a writer is that you can satisfy your curiosity about different worlds without actually having to get your hands dirty.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eYou can have a job as a stable girl if you want even though you can’t ride and are over retirement age.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eI always want to apply for almost every job I see advertised (except those involving accountancy, even my overactive imagination stops me thinking I could do that) and in my fictional world I can do those things – without any of the necessary skills to hold that job down.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.amazon.co.uk\/gp\/product\/1780897545\/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8\u0026amp;camp=1634\u0026amp;creative=6738\u0026amp;creativeASIN=1780897545\u0026amp;linkCode=as2\u0026amp;tag=katieffordede-21\u0026amp;linkId=62f05925d21ae213408727019a3d833b\" target=\"_blank\" class=\"basketButton\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e","published_at":"2020-02-05T10:57:06+00:00","created_at":"2020-02-05T11:08:45+00:00","vendor":"Katie Fforde","type":"books","tags":["A Rose Petal Summer","book","Katie Fforde"],"price":899,"price_min":899,"price_max":899,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32044401688620,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"A Rose Petal Summer (2019)","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"A Rose Petal Summer 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greatest joy of being a writer is that you can satisfy your curiosity about different worlds without actually having to get your hands dirty.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eYou can have a job as a stable girl if you want even though you can’t ride and are over retirement age.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eI always want to apply for almost every job I see advertised (except those involving accountancy, even my overactive imagination stops me thinking I could do that) and in my fictional world I can do those things – without any of the necessary skills to hold that job down.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.amazon.co.uk\/gp\/product\/1780897545\/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8\u0026amp;camp=1634\u0026amp;creative=6738\u0026amp;creativeASIN=1780897545\u0026amp;linkCode=as2\u0026amp;tag=katieffordede-21\u0026amp;linkId=62f05925d21ae213408727019a3d833b\" target=\"_blank\" class=\"basketButton\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e"}

The Christmas Stocking (2018)

£8.99
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In my second book (The Rose Revived) I had three protagonists and they all had different Christmases and in my third book (Wild Designs) I put in the Christmas we had at my house at the time, without the drama.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eSo when I was asked to write enough Christmas stories to fill a book, I was enthusiastic.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt gave me an opportunity to revisit a house which has appeared in three books previously.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e(Wedding Season, Love Letters and Recipe for Love.)\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eI loved Fenella and Rupert who lived in the house and enjoyed the chance to write\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003esomething where they had a more starring role.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI also revisited Crinan in a story.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eI had enjoyed writing Summer at Sea which is set in Crinan and so go back there, some of the characters reappearing, was a delight.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eAnd haven’t we all wished for A Christmas Fairy to ring on the door to take the stress out of the day?\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI also did something I never thought I’d do with these stories.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eMy editor said, ‘I’d love you to write a ghost story,.’\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eBefore my denial that this was possible was fully out of my mouth, I’d had an idea.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe idea behind a book of Christmas stories is that in the run up to Christmas, lots of people are too busy to engage in a novel.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eMy thought is when the relations are getting a bit much, you can slope off to the bathroom, lock the door, read a story and come out having had a rest and able to gather up used mugs and put the kettle on again with a smile.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePs\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eMy daughter’s dogs have a starring role in one of these stories.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eThey are my granddogs and are allowed to get away with anything!\u003c\/p\u003e"}

A Country Escape (2018)

{"id":4506825162796,"title":"A Country Escape (2018)","handle":"a-country-escape-2018","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis one was sparked off by my daughter telling me that her farming guru (Jonathan Crump, who also makes prize winning cheese) had said ‘I think your mum should write a book about farming.’\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eThis coincided with a wonderful TV programme that showed the lives of several Scottish farmers through their farming year.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI loved my research and although I discovered I am afraid of cows I felt learnt a lot and that YouTube can teach you to make almost anything.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eIn this case it was cheese which is still my passion.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eBut my love of the countryside, even in winter, along with my love of nature and animals are in here.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eIt also includes my fondness for old ladies, which gives me an opportunity to practice becoming a really difficult one!\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2020-02-05T10:57:06+00:00","created_at":"2020-02-05T11:20:44+00:00","vendor":"Katie Fforde","type":"books","tags":["A Country Escape","book","Katie Fforde"],"price":899,"price_min":899,"price_max":899,"available":false,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32044627886124,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"A Country Escape (2018)","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"A Country Escape (2018)","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":899,"weight":599,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":"9780099579434"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0309\/6199\/1724\/products\/5._a-country-escape.jpg?v=1582546504"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0309\/6199\/1724\/products\/5._a-country-escape.jpg?v=1582546504","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":6594294349868,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.623,"height":753,"width":469,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0309\/6199\/1724\/products\/5._a-country-escape.jpg?v=1582546504"},"aspect_ratio":0.623,"height":753,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0309\/6199\/1724\/products\/5._a-country-escape.jpg?v=1582546504","width":469}],"content":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis one was sparked off by my daughter telling me that her farming guru (Jonathan Crump, who also makes prize winning cheese) had said ‘I think your mum should write a book about farming.’\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eThis coincided with a wonderful TV programme that showed the lives of several Scottish farmers through their farming year.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI loved my research and although I discovered I am afraid of cows I felt learnt a lot and that YouTube can teach you to make almost anything.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eIn this case it was cheese which is still my passion.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eBut my love of the countryside, even in winter, along with my love of nature and animals are in here.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eIt also includes my fondness for old ladies, which gives me an opportunity to practice becoming a really difficult one!\u003c\/p\u003e"}

A Secret Garden (2017)

{"id":4506833715244,"title":"A Secret Garden (2017)","handle":"a-secret-garden-2017","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePeople often suggest ideas for books and mostly, I smile and say, ‘that’s a book for you to write.’\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eBut an old friend had gone on about the Master Mason at Gloucester Cathedral for years and eventually I caved in and was introduced.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eWhat a hero!\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eI knew I had to have him and his enormous skill in a book somehow.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBut there’s always more than one inspiration for a book and A Secret Garden has at least three.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eIn fact, if I think about it too hard I realise just how many there were for this one.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOne of them is bread.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eI think yeast is just magic and when I met The Artisan Baker I realised that in the right hands it really is!\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eI always love writing about food.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI was also inspired to write about a garden designer, partly by the talented and forgiving woman who looks after my garden and partly by another garden designer who’s in my choir.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eI do love it when I know what my character looks like from the off!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSomehow I managed to weave these ideas into a book I really enjoyed writing.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2020-02-05T10:57:06+00:00","created_at":"2020-02-05T11:23:47+00:00","vendor":"Katie Fforde","type":"books","tags":["A Secret Garden","book","Katie Fforde"],"price":799,"price_min":799,"price_max":799,"available":false,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32044685230124,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"A Secret Garden (2017)","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"A Secret Garden (2017)","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":799,"weight":599,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":"9780099579366"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0309\/6199\/1724\/products\/6._A_Secret_Garden.jpg?v=1582546620"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0309\/6199\/1724\/products\/6._A_Secret_Garden.jpg?v=1582546620","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":6594319810604,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.649,"height":753,"width":489,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0309\/6199\/1724\/products\/6._A_Secret_Garden.jpg?v=1582546620"},"aspect_ratio":0.649,"height":753,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0309\/6199\/1724\/products\/6._A_Secret_Garden.jpg?v=1582546620","width":489}],"content":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePeople often suggest ideas for books and mostly, I smile and say, ‘that’s a book for you to write.’\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eBut an old friend had gone on about the Master Mason at Gloucester Cathedral for years and eventually I caved in and was introduced.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eWhat a hero!\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eI knew I had to have him and his enormous skill in a book somehow.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBut there’s always more than one inspiration for a book and A Secret Garden has at least three.\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eIn fact, if I think about it too hard I realise just how many there were for this one.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOne of them is bread.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eI think yeast is just magic and when I met The Artisan Baker I realised that in the right hands it really is!\u003cspan\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003eI always love writing about food.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI was also inspired to write about a garden designer, partly by the talented and forgiving woman who looks after my garden and partly by another garden designer who’s in my choir.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eI do love it when I know what my character looks like from the off!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSomehow I managed to weave these ideas into a book I really enjoyed writing.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

A Summer at Sea (2016)

£8.99
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A Vintage Wedding (2015)

£8.99
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The Perfect Match (2014)

£8.99
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A French Affair (2013)

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Recipe for Love (2012)

£8.99
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Summer of Love (2011)

£8.99
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A Perfect Proposal (2010)

£8.99
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