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Your Desert Island books

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Friday, April 8, 2016,
While I put my interests almost firmly in the non-fiction camp when choosing books to take to a desert island, it seems, dear readers, that you prefer the classics.
The Hobbit, Heart of Darkness, Wuthering Heights and D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love came top in the books you chose. The Hobbit seemed popular because many of you read it in impressionable youth. The others, all for romantic reasons. One reader said Women in Love reminded her of university days with their earnest discussions of soci...
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It's not just about the book

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Wednesday, September 16, 2015,
Hookline has become my life. My children have left home. My husband is a workaholic, and Hookline Books has become my third child. It absorbs all my attention, which means I can bore my friends to a stupor.
However, when it comes to blogging, I can think of nothing to write. It's a strange phenomenon - I have terrific ideas, but when it comes to putting fingertips to keyboard, it all disappears into a dull fog - 'dull' being the key word.
So, from now on, you won't be only hearing about books a...
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Mothers, Lovers and second novels

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Monday, September 7, 2015,
We've written before about the pressure writers feel about that second novel. 
Seven Days to Tell You by Ruby Soames was one of Hookline's most successful novels - frequently in the top 100 Kindle sales, runner up in the People's Book Prize. Ruby's second novel is more humorous, less intense, but retains that personal touch. For this week only it is selling at 99p on Amazon.
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Ever wonder what it's like to date an actor who hits the big time? Intrigue, jealousy, resentment – a...


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