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Romance Novels of the Jazz Age and Depression Eras

In 2017, Honey and Wax Booksellers launched an innovative book collecting prize open to women collectors in the United States, aged 30 or younger. “We take a particular interest in the evolving role of women in the rare book trade, on both the buying and selling sides. The great American book collector Mary Hyde Eccles, […]

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Romance Novel of the Year

Just in time for Valentine’s day the Romance Novel of the Year award was announced. This years winner was East of the Sun by Julia Gregson. The story follows three women traveling though India in the late 1920s and their experiences as they all try and find their own kind of love. The following titles […]

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Kiss and Read Up – Romantic Novel of the Year Award Shortlist Announced

The Romantic Novelists’ Association has announced the shortlist for their 2009 Romantic Novel of the Year Award.  Qualifying works are romantic fiction first published within the UK during the current year. The shortlisted books are: Before the Storm by Judith Lennox On an autumn day in 1909 wealthy young Richard Finborough catches sight of twenty-year-old Isabel Zeale […]

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Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak

“My life’s accomplishments? Sanity, and you.” – Elizabeth Gilbert “We ‘I do’d. Then, he didn’t.” – Lisa Parrack “She got back on the Vespa” – Josh McHugh “Wonder-filled, and never a dull torment.” – Diane Ackerman “She knows what my kryptonite is” – Matt Ruff Those are some of the six-word summations of love and […]

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Rugby romance

Yesterday’s news that Mills and Boon are linking up the Rugby Football Union to produce rugby-themed romances sparked this appeal from The Guardian for examples of possible ‘rugger romance’. The comments are very funny. Gazing down at the Twickenham’s sward, which gleamed in the February sun, Jessica felt a frisson of pride. There was Seb, […]

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