The Bluebell Bunting Society: A feel-good, summer read about love and friendship

Canelo
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'Wonderfully warm and laugh-out-loud funny... you cannot fail to be uplifted by it’ Cressida McLaughlin When the going gets tough, the tough get sewing...
At twenty-nine, Connie isn’t exactly living her dreams. When her beloved gran died Connie returned to Hazelhurst, the village she grew up in, and took over her gran’s old job as caretaker at the village hall. It’s not a career in journalism as she’d hoped, but she loves working at Bluebell Hall. So when greedy property developers try to get their hands on it, Connie hatches a plan to save the hall, one bonkers enough that it just might work. All it takes is a needle and thread, scraps of old material and willing hands.

Can Connie save Bluebell Hall? And will she save herself in the process...?

A heartwarming novel about friendship, community and being brave enough to fight for what you believe in, The Bluebell Bunting Society is perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Tilly Tennant and Carole Matthews.

'The feel-good book of the year' Vanessa Greene

'The Bluebell Bunting Society is wonderfully warm and laugh-out-loud funny, a book about standing up for what you believe in and the importance of friends and family. It's fresh and sparky, it's full of colour and detail, and has the same effect as bunting you cannot fail to be uplifted by it. I finished it with a huge grin on my face and an urge to dust off my sewing kit and create my own string of feel-good pennants.' Cressida McLaughlin

'Gorgeously warm and funny, The Bluebell Bunting Society is Poppy Dolan at her finest. With characters to love and a whole lot of sweet treats along the way, this is the cosiest, most charming and feel-good book I've read all year.' Victoria Fox

‘Poppy Dolan is simply unputdownable.’ Claudia Carroll

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Publisher
Canelo
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Published on
Mar 27, 2017
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781911591252
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
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A funny, feel-good novel about baking, relationships and babies, perfect for fans of Sue Watson and Mhairi McFarlane.

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Ellie knows Pete would make a brilliant dad and his not-so-subtle hints confirm he is keen to become one. For Ellie it’s more complicated. Babies are cute and squishy and lovely. They also mean giving up boozy nights, Sunday lie ins and any chance of kicking her career into gear.

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Finding happiness one stitch at a time

When Dee Blackthorn’s brother, JP, breaks both wrists not only is he in need of a helping hand – or two – but the knitting shop he owns can’t function. Sisterly duties take Dee away from her demanding job and she is unceremoniously fired amidst scandalous office rumours. Dee is certain that her hot-shot nemesis, Ben, is behind it all.

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But before long Dee’s good intentions backfire and she risks losing her friends, her family and Ben, who’s turned out to be not so bad after all...

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See inside for an exclusive baby hat knitting pattern from Poppy Dolan!

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‘Poppy Dolan is simply unputdownable.’ Claudia Carroll

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'Wonderfully warm and laugh-out-loud funny... you cannot fail to be uplifted by it.' Cressida McLaughlin

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