It's the turn of one of our absolute heroes to get the Book Inspector treatment this week - the majestic Jill Mansell! Jill is the author of OVER 20 Sunday Times bestsellers, has sold millions of books and won numerous awards during her glittering career. Her latest is the wonderful And Now You're Back. We talked to her about rereading (and not rereading), Jilly Cooper, the genius of Marian Keyes and the dangers of reading online evaluations of your work. For more about Daisy's new podcast Daisy is Insatiable head HERE.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableJill Mansell - Head Over HeelsLaura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the PrairieSusan Howatch - PenmarricPD James - Cover Her FaceJilly Cooper - RivalsJilly Cooper - Between the CoversJilly Cooper - RidersJilly Cooper - ImogenJilly Cooper - HarrietJill Mansell - Fast FriendsJill Mansell - Two’s CompanyKate Quinn - Alice NetworkKate Quinn - HuntressKate Quinn - Rose CodeGillian McAllister - How To DisappearJill Mansell - And Now You’re BackDeborah Davis - Party of the CenturyRaven Leilani - LusterHelene Hanff - 84 Charing Cross RoadLissa Evans - V For VictoryMary Wesley - Camomile LawnJilly Cooper - Common YearsNicky Haslam - Impatient PenJerrard Tickell - OdetteJudith Kerr - When Hitler Stole Pink RabbitJasper Rees - Victoria Wood: Let’s Do ItErin Carlson - I’ll Have What She’s HavingErin Carlson - Queen MerylEloisa James - Paris In LoveJulia Quinn - BridgertonJane Austen - Sense & SensibilityJane Austen - Pride & PrejudiceEmma Thompson - Sense & Sensibility DiariesMarian Keyes - Rachel’s HolidayDaphne Du Maurier - RebeccaWill Young - Funny PeculiarLisa Jewell - Invisible GirlLisa Jewell - Ralph’s PartyLisa Jewell - One Hit WonderSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleLucy Adlington - Red RibbonRuth Druart - While Paris Slept See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
IT STARTED WITH A SECRET by Jill Mansell, read by Katherine Press - Audiobook Extract
Jill's Mansell's heart-warming new book is the feel-good novel of 2020. A beautiful Cornish setting, a chaotic family, a woman who's had enough of romance - or has she? Not to be missed by readers of Katie Fforde and Millie Johnson.The trouble with secrets is that you can't guess what the consequences will be . . .Lainey has just lost everything. Luckily one little fib (OK, quite a big fib) helps nail her dream job. Soon she's living in a stunning house by the sea, fending off obsessed fans for a retired - if far-from-retiring - actor and organising his charming but chaotic family. Yes, everyone thinks she's part of a couple and it's tricky keeping this secret. But at least she's not looking for love: with her disastrous relationship history, men are definitely off the agenda.Except Seth, the actor's grandson, really is very attractive. There's growing chemistry and a definite connection between them. What would happen if he knew the truth?But Lainey's not the only one with a secret - it seems everyone has them! And they're all about to start unravelling...
Jill Mansell talks being a dinosaur, falling in love with characters and fountain pens
Hot Mess Clubhouse
Bona fide legend Jill Mansell is the latest funny woman to join the Hot Mess Clubhouse. Recorded at a live event in front of an audience at Waterstones Gower Street, host Lucy Vine talks to the author of 30+ books about her writing process, which sees her doing everything by hand with a fountain pen. The legendary and always hilarious author opens up about being more nervous than ever about her work, fancying her characters, vivid dreams, swearing, and being inspired by This Morning. She also talks about her recent book, Maybe This Time and how she got the idea from an upside down sheep. Music by Harry Harris. Recorded at Waterstones Gower Street and produced by Pineapple Audio Productions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING, Booktrack edition - by Jill Mansell, read by Imogen Church
This Could Change Everything: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!The heart-warming and romantic SUNDAY TIMES bestseller: perfect for autumnOne little mistake and nothing will ever be the same again!On the one hand, if Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that only her best friend was meant to see - then she'd still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding...On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn't accidentally taken the internet by storm, that is) she wouldn't have moved into the attic flat on the square. She would never have met Conor. Or got to know Lucas...And she wouldn't have found herself falling in love with someone she really, really shouldn't fall in love with... *Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.
LISTEN TO THE AUDIO ABOVE AS BOOK REVIEWER CATHERINE RAYNES SPEAKS TO JACK TAMEWhen Mimi first visits her dad’s new home in the Cotswolds, she falls in love with Goosebrook and the people who live there. (Well, maybe not snooty Henrietta, who lets Mimi walk miles in the rain rather than give her a lift.)There’s Paddy, with his flashing eyes and seductive charm. Friendly and funny Lois makes Mimi laugh. And seriously gorgeous Cal is welcoming and charismatic. Though Mimi loves her city life and her career, she’d be very happy to return to Goosebrook if it means seeing more of him.Life is about to take some unexpected and shocking twists and turns. And Mimi’s path and Cal’s are set to cross again and again – but will it ever be the right time for both of them?
Caroline chats to Jill Mansell, author of Millie’s Fling, about snacks, how it feels when people are “ashamed” to read your books in public, and her past as a clinical neuro-physiology technician.Music by Harry Harris, artwork by Gavin Day. Recorded at Acast and produced by Hannah Varrall.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
FREE FIRST CHAPTER - This Could Change Everything by Jill Mansell plus exclusive interview
If only Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that went viral...THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING is the feel-good new novel from Jill Mansell, the bestselling author of MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY. Not to be missed by fans of Katie Fforde and Lucy Diamond. On the one hand, if Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that only her best friend was meant to see - then she'd still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding...On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn't accidentally taken the internet by storm, that is) she never would have met Zillah and Conor - not to mention Lucas. And she'd never have found out just how much life there is to be lived...'One of my favourite writers' Katie Fforde'Reading Jill is always such a joy!' Veronica Henry