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A tasty one for Day 8 of #Road2Christmas!

Time for another delicious Christmas recipe. Inspired by her passion for all things festive our colleague Becky, Editorial Assistant at John Murray, has created this pretty impressive chocolate Christmas tree.
Not the easiest of cakes, but well worth the effort!

Find a step-by-step guide here: heypesto.ie/tag/darina-allen/

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THE ROAD TO CHRISTMAS

#Road2Christmas

Every day we’ll share a piece of festive news to keep you going in these cold, dark, often madly-busy pre-Christmas days, may that be a list of our favourite books from 2014 or authors and ideas we’re excited to be publishing in the new year; or even our authors and colleagues’ favourite holiday reads.

Visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/TwoRoadsBooks) and follow us on Twitter (Lisa as @TwoRoadsBooks, Fede as @Due_Strade) to get involved!

Get that fire going: it’s day 7 of our #Road2Christmas countdown!

Wishing you could spend a cosy Christmas by the fireplace with a glass of mulled wine and a good book? Well, we can’t do much about the wine (or the fireplace) but we can recommend the perfect read: one of our favourite characters, created by one of our favourite authors, Ms. Agatha Christie.

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THE ROAD TO CHRISTMAS

#Road2Christmas

Every day we’ll share a piece of festive news to keep you going in these cold, dark, often madly-busy pre-Christmas days, may that be a list of our favourite books from 2014 or authors and ideas we’re excited to be publishing in the new year; or even our authors and colleagues’ favourite holiday reads.

Visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/TwoRoadsBooks) and follow us on Twitter (Lisa as @TwoRoadsBooks, Fede as @Due_Strade) to get involved!

Welcome to Day 6 of our #Road2Christmas campaign!

This book needs no introduction. A beautiful, inspiring, moving account of living with someone with dementia, Where Memories Go is a book we’re particularly proud of. It’s also the Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year.
Find out more here on our website.
Join the Where Memories Go community on Facebook: facebook.com/WhereMemoriesGo

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Snowflake

THE ROAD TO CHRISTMAS

#Road2Christmas

Every day we’ll share a piece of festive news to keep you going in these cold, dark, often madly-busy pre-Christmas days, may that be a list of our favourite books from 2014 or authors and ideas we’re excited to be publishing in the new year; or even our authors and colleagues’ favourite holiday reads.

Visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/TwoRoadsBooks) and follow us on Twitter (Lisa as @TwoRoadsBooks, Fede as @Due_Strade) to get involved!

Day 5 of our #Road2Christmas campaign is here!

Have you picked your favourite books of 2014? We most certainly have and over the next couple of weeks we’ll share with you the books that we think deserve a special place under the tree (in other words: stocking-filler alert!)
Here’s Lisa’s eclectic fiction selection:

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THE ROAD TO CHRISTMAS

#Road2Christmas

Every day we’ll share a piece of festive news to keep you going in these cold, dark, often madly-busy pre-Christmas days, may that be a list of our favourite books from 2014 or authors and ideas we’re excited to be publishing in the new year; or even our authors and colleagues’ favourite holiday reads.

Visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/TwoRoadsBooks) and follow us on Twitter (Lisa as @TwoRoadsBooks, Fede as @Due_Strade) to get involved!

Day 4 of our #Road2Christmas campaign and it’s time for something sweet!

So, why not get in the festive spirit with Two Roads author Carrie Snyder? She’s baking different types of biscuits with her family every Sunday until Christmas, starting with these delicious Zimtsterne (aka lemon cinnamon stars).

Find the recipe below (with UK measurements). For the American version head over to Carrie’s blog (just click here).

And look out for Carrie’s debut novel Girl Runner, coming in February 2015. Find out more here.

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Zimtsterne (Cinnamon stars) – Carrie Snyder’s version

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp lemon juice, plus zest 1 lemon
  • 200g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 250g ground almonds
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

Heat oven to 200C.

Grate the zest from one lemon into a small bowl. Sift 200g icing sugar into a large mixing bowl. Add 250g ground almonds, the lemon zest and lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix together.

In a separate bowl, beat two egg whites until stiff. Fold the beaten egg whites into the almond mixture, and stir until the batter comes together. It will make a stiff dough. If it’s sticky, add more ground almonds.

Divide the dough in two to make it easier to roll out on a lightly floured surface. Cut out cookies (we used a tiny star cookie cutter for ours), and lay onto baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 5 minutes. Use up all the scraps by gathering and re-rolling.

Let cool on rack. Ice with a lemon glaze made from 1 and 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed with 40g of icing sugar (or more). We used three batches of glaze to ice our cookies.

Snowflake

THE ROAD TO CHRISTMAS

#Road2Christmas

Every day we’ll share a piece of festive news to keep you going in these cold, dark, often madly-busy pre-Christmas days, may that be a list of our favourite books from 2014 or authors and ideas we’re excited to be publishing in the new year; or even our authors and colleagues’ favourite holiday reads.

Visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/TwoRoadsBooks) and follow us on Twitter (Lisa as @TwoRoadsBooks, Fede as @Due_Strade) to get involved!

EXCITING NEWS!

As we announced yesterday, Sara Gruen‘s WATER FOR ELEPHANTS is one of World Book Night‘s 2015 titles.

And now we can finally reveal that Two Roads will be publishing her new novel, AT THE WATER’S EDGE, in June next year.

Here’s the beautiful cover, and you can find out more here on our website.

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It’s day 3 of our #Road2Christmas campaign and once again we’re looking at an upcoming 2015 Two Roads title.

Coming in March next year, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives is the perfect guide to living a more fulfilled life.

Let Gretchen RubinNew York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Happier At Home, show you how you can harness the extraordinary power of habits to revolutionise your daily life.

Find out more here on our website, or visit Gretchen’s website at gretchenrubin.com.

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THE ROAD TO CHRISTMAS

#Road2Christmas

Every day we’ll share a piece of festive news to keep you going in these cold, dark, often madly-busy pre-Christmas days, may that be a list of our favourite books from 2014 or authors and ideas we’re excited to be publishing in the new year; or even our authors and colleagues’ favourite holiday reads.

Visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/TwoRoadsBooks) and follow us on Twitter (Lisa as @TwoRoadsBooks, Fede as @Due_Strade) to get involved!

Christmas signature 2014As of yesterday Two Roads has launched it’s official Christmas 2014 campaign, #Road2Christmas.

Every day we’ll share a piece of festive news to keep you going in these cold, dark, often madly-busy pre-Christmas days, may that be a list of our favourite books from 2014 or authors and ideas we’re excited to be publishing in the new year; or even our authors and colleagues’ favourite holiday reads.

Visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/TwoRoadsBooks) and follow us on Twitter (Lisa as @TwoRoadsBooks, Fede as @Due_Strade) to get involved!

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Today we’re happy to celebrate a modern classic we look forward to rediscovering in 2015: Sara Gruen’s #1 bestseller Water For Elephants, which has just been announced as one of World Book Night’s 2015 titles.

You can find out more about this brilliant novel, recently made into a film starring Reese Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz, here on our website, and you can apply to become a WBN book giver here: worldbooknight.org

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Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland awardsHuge congratulations to Sally Magnusson who last night won the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Writing Award for her bestselling memoir Where Memories Go: why dementia changes everything

Sally couldn’t attend the ceremony so we don’t have any glamorous pics to share, but you can find out more here: http://bit.ly/glenfiddichawards

A wonderful video interview with Sally Magnusson, author of Where Memories Go: why dementia changes everything.

Sally talks about her mother, caring for someone with dementia, and the writing process of the book. It’s truly brilliant and very moving, we urge you to have a look.

It was first featured on Writer Stories TV (http://www.writerstories.tv/), a literature news site from the Summerhall TV team.

 

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