What do you get up to on Mothers Day? Do you have any family traditions?
What’s the best gift you have ever received for Mother’s Day? (bet it’s something handmade)
What suggestions do you have for mothers or parents who want to write or further a writing career?
I always look forward to seeing the recipes at the back of your books. What would you recommend making with younger children?
Jenny Colgan is the author of fourteen bestselling novels – most recently The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris and the Top 5 bestseller Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2013. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café was also a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller, and won the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance 2012. She is married with three children and lives in London and France. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.
Can baking mend a broken heart? From the bestselling author of Meet Me at the Cupcake Café comes this deliciously funny, heart-warming and inspirational new novel.
Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their flat, she has to move miles away from everyone, to a sleepy little seaside resort in Cornwall, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop.
And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread. But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, and each loaf becomes better and better. With nuts and seeds, olives and chorizo, with local honey (courtesy of local bee keeper, Huckle), and with reserves of determination and creativity Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes and bakes . . . And people start to hear about it.
Sometimes, bread really is life . . . And Polly is about to reclaim hers.
Praise for Jenny Colgan’s previous books
‘Jenny Colgan has hit the sweet spot yet again with this funny, heart-warming and wonderfully romantic novel. It’s a book which should be devoured in one sitting, along with a box of chocolates, naturellement . . .’ – Sophie Kinsella
‘The sweetest, loveliest book I’ve read in a long time. Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting. A very happy-making book’ – Marian Keyes
‘This delightful, nostalgia-inducing story is utterly charming – and left us craving a paper bag stuffed with treats!’ – Closer