A delicious Christmas feast of short stories from the Sunday Times number one best-selling author of A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Add some extra sparkle to your Christmas by joining Katie Fforde for a perfect, romantic Christmas feast of short stories. Collected together for the first time and including one brand-new story. Make your Christmas wishes come true....
Written by the ancient Indian philosopher Vatsyayana sometime between the first and sixth centuries A.D., the Kama Sutra is literally translated as "Aphorisms on Love". It is intended as a manual for not only love and intimacy but also a treatise on the politics and customs of relationships between men and women. The Kama Sutra, while sought after for its instruction on sexual positions, is much more than just a guide for lovemaking. Presented here is the classic translation by Sir Richard Francis Burton.
A secret government department, once again, needs the magical help of Oz and Lily in a desperate new mission. Along with everyone’s favourite cantankerous cat, Demerara, her ratty companion Spike, and the help of some powerfully magical chocolate, the children must travel back in time to the height of the Blitz. Can they defeat some very dangerous supernatural creatures and save London’s famous cathedral from destruction by fire? The exciting companion to The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop.
In the dead of night, Ayesha takes her daughter, Sabina, and slips quietly from her home, leaving behind a life of full of pain. Boarding a coach to London, all Ayesha wants is a fresh start. Hayden, a former popstar, has kept himself hidden away for years. He's only opened up his home to two people - Crystal, a professional dancer with a heart of gold, and Joy, an ill-tempered retiree with a soft spot for waifs and strays.
"I considered not finishing this book a few times"
Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged is the hilarious and fresh debut novel by Ayisha Malik. 'Brilliant idea! Excellent! Muslim dating? Well, I had no idea you were allowed to date.' Then he leaned towards me and looked at me sympathetically. 'Are your parents quite disappointed?' Unlucky in love once again after her sort-of-boyfriend/possible-marriage-partner-to-be proves a little too close to his parents, Sofia Khan is ready to renounce men for good.
Welcome to Bluebell Woods, home to a delightful cast of woodland friends. Honey is delighted when the Eyebright family, a group of travelling players, sets up camp beside her home. She and her friends can’t wait to see the midnight show they’re putting on. But Honey can’t help wishing that her own life was as exciting as a life onstage... Florence and her friends are walking beside the Babbling Brook when she discovers an old boat. It looks like it’s been there a very long time, and Florence suggests that they fix it up so they can sail it.
Oz and Lily’s family have inherited an ancient chocolate shop and they’re moving in upstairs. It’s the perfect home...apart from the small fact that it’s haunted. And then they discover some gold chocolate moulds - with magic powers! Soon the ghosts are joined by some evil villains determined to get their hands on the priceless secrets of the magical chocolate.
Welcome to the secret world of Bluebell Woods, home to a delightful cast of woodland friends. Everyone is gathering nuts and berries to store for the long winter months ahead. Adventurous Evie and her friends go in search of a long-forgotten hazel grove but on their way they stumble across a hollowed-out tree which could make the perfect hidden den. Natalie the hedgehog normally has to hibernate each winter, but this year, she’s determined to stay awake long enough to have fun with her friends.
A magic spell has spun Flora into the past. She’s mysteriously swapped lives with a schoolgirl in 1935! No iPod? No cell phone? No hair products? How will she survive? Now Flora’s a new girl at St. Winifred’s, where she has to speak French at breakfast, wear hideous baggy bloomers, and sleep in a freezing dormitory.
Welcome to Bluebell Woods, where an enchanting cast of woodland creatures secretly live... Spring is here and Florence the rabbit has a birthday coming up. She’s so excited! But it seems that everyone is very busy, and she is worried no one will be around on her special day. Then comes Bluebell Woods Summer Ball and everyone is preparing for the festivities. Honey the dormouse cannot wait – but she has nothing to wear!
When Aisha meets a pale, skinny boy called Richard in the girls' toilets, she is as surprised to meet a 1940s' boy as he is to see a Somali girl. Aisha finds herself transported back to the time of Blitz, when her school was a sanctuary for East Enders fleeing the bombing. But Richard becomes more than just a friendly ghost; he helps Aisha confront her difficulties at home, where she is torn between two cultures.