The paperback of Bitter Orange will be published in the UK on 2nd May 2019. (Readers in the US will have to wait a little longer.) And I’m delighted to share with you the new cover. As you can see it’s as different as you can get from the hardback, but I hope it will intrigue and entice a whole new set of readers.
The hardback is still available in many bookshops and available to order, but if you’re waiting for the paperback publication you can pre-order now from Amazon or (preferably) your local bookshop.
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Today the paperback version of Swimming Lessons is published in the UK by Penguin. If you’d like to win one of two copies head over to my Instagram account: @writerclairefuller to find out how to enter.
If you’re thinking about what book to read next, and you’re considering reading Swimming Lessons in your book group, get in touch if you would like some questions to help get the discussion started.
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The paperback of Swimming Lessons is published in the US today. My publisher, Tin House, has created a beautiful version of the hardback jacket using darker tones. And this version has book club questions in the back. If you do read it for your book club remember to take a picture of your group with the book and I’ll post the best to my Instagram account.
UK readers will have to wait a little longer for the paperback to be released.
The pictures above were taken and posted by some wonderful bookstagrammers, and if you’re on Instagram, I’d highly recommend following them all, not only for some wonderful bookish features, but lots of friendly bookish chat and reading suggestions.
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Thanks to: @theloudlibrarylady @gracerajendran @bkInbooks @booksforyears @booksonherbrain @dlgillis20 @les_livres_ jennicapps15 @lblovesbooks for the pictures.
Ten months after the hardback of Our Endless Numbered Days was published in the UK, the paperback is officially out today. It’s had a beautiful new jacket designed with some wonderful quotes from readers. The picture above is what I woke up to this morning: our Christmas tree, newly decorated by my husband, and a bottle of champagne.
And I’m delighted to finally be able to announce that it has been selected for both the Richard & Judy book club, and the Waterstones book club.
Richard & Judy
Three times a year eight novels are selected for the Richard & Judy book club which are promoted throughout all WHSmiths (a UK chain of book, stationary and news shops), as well as providing author interviews, book club questions and podcasts on the WHSmith blog.
A week before Christmas I was invited up to the Covent Garden Hotel in London to meet Richard and Judy, and be interviewed and recorded. It was great fun – they were lovely, and funny, and very professional.
And seeing my novel on the R&J stands in my local Smiths was exciting and a little odd. I’m not sure what all the customers coming and going thought I and my husband were doing jumping up and down and taking pictures.
Waterstones (the largest chain of bookshops in the UK) select eight books, four times a year for their book club, and I’m delighted that Our Endless Numbered Days has been selected. This means that the novel will be promoted throughout all the shops, as well as having exclusive extra content in the back of the Waterstones’ version.
Penguin are running a poster campaign alongside the paperback release, so look out for posters across London and make sure you take a picture and send it to me (with you in it!).