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Rosie Blake

Rosie is a writer, recovering TV presenter and mother of many children. She has written for Cosmopolitan, The Lady, Best and Reveal Magazines. She has appeared on ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. She enjoys hosting writing panels and running creative writing workshops.

She has written comic women’s fiction for Atlantic Books and Little Brown. Her latest, THE GIN O’CLOCK CLUB, a quirky inter-generational love story about friendship, gin, golf and whist, is out April 2020.

She continues to attempt to become Julia Robert’s best friend but is starting to worry it might never happen despite “liking” all her Instagram posts.

Do follow Rosie on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram - she has twins so she is always keen to chat.

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The Gin O'Clock Club

Bring the sparkle and fizz back into your life with the help of The Gin O'Clock Club.

Lottie is always in a hurry, rushing through her days ticking tasks off her to-do lists. Teddy is worried about his granddaughter - and he knows that his late wife, Lily, would have known exactly what to say to make things better. Now that Lily has gone, it's up to Teddy to talk some sense into Lottie.

With the help of Arjun, Geoffrey and Howard, the elderly reprobates who make up his Gin O'Clock Club, Teddy makes a plan to help Lottie find her way back to the things that really matter - family, friendship and love. But as Lottie balances a high-powered job with her reluctant attendance at whist drives, ballroom dances and bingo, Teddy wonders if she's really ready to open up her heart to the possibility of true happiness...

Laugh, cry and fall in love with this colourful cast of characters in THE feel-good novel of the year.

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The Hygge Holiday

The perfect recipe for hygge this autumn: make a hot chocolate, draw the curtains, snuggle under a blanket and read your way to happiness!

It’s autumn in Yulethorpe and everyone is gloomy. It’s cold, drizzly and the skies are permagrey. The last shop on the high street – an adorable little toy shop – has just shut its doors. Everything is going wrong for Yulethorpe this autumn. Until Clara Kristensen arrives.

Clara is on holiday but she can see the potential in the pretty town, so she rolls up her sleeves and sets to work. Things are looking up until Joe comes to Yulethorpe to find out exactly what is going on with his mother’s shop. Joe is Very Busy and Important in the City and very sure that Clara is up to no good. Surely no one would work this hard just for the fun of it?

Can a man who answers emails at 3 a. m. learn to appreciate the slower, happier, hygge things in life – naps, candles, good friends and maybe even falling in love?
 

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Sphere
Czech Republic Jota
France J'ai Lu
Germany Goldmann
Hungary Könyvmolyképző
Italy Newton Compton
Poland Foksal
Arabic speaking world Arab Cultural Center
Bulgaria Hermes
Audio Little, Brown
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How to Find Your (First) Husband

Isobel Graves moved to LA determined to be the Next Big Thing. Instead, she is dressed as a giant prawn handing out fliers promoting a fish market. Rather than attending the glamorous parties and dating exciting men, her evenings consist of watching box sets with her sort-of boyfriend, whose idea of romance is a late-night drunken text.

Where did it all go wrong?

When Isobel catches sight of Andrew Parker, her childhood sweetheart, in the background of a TV news story she feels it’s a sign. If she’d stuck with Andrew everything would have turned out better. Now she just needs to find him…

Join Isobel as she travels from LA to Devon, and to a remote Malaysian island in search of true love.
 

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Corvus
Germany Egmont / Lyx Digital
Norway Cappelen Damm
Poland Foksal
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How to Stuff Up Christmas

Eve is heartbroken after discovering her fiance ischeating on her. Being surrounded by the joys of Christmas is more than Eve can bear, so she chooses to avoid the festivities by spending Christmas alone
on a houseboat in Pangbourne.

Eve gets anunexpected seasonal surprise when handsome local vet Greg comes to her rescue one day, and continues to visit Eve’s boat on a mission to transform her from Kitchen Disaster Zone to Culinary Queen. 

But where does Greg keep disappearing to? What does Eve’s best friend Daisy know that she isn’t telling? Andwhy is there an angry goose stalking Eve’s boat?

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
World English Corvus
Poland Foksal
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How To Get A (Love) Life

This is the tale of Nicola Brown, an uptight and introverted young woman who has never had a date on Valentine’s Day.

Following a bet with a work colleague, Nicola has to put aside her hang ups to go on as many dates as she possibly can in order to find the perfect man in time for February 14th.

Novelicious Books published in January 2014. 

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
World English Corvus
UK & Commonwealth Unabridged audio WF Howes
Germany Egmont
Italy De Agostini
Poland Foksal

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