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Katie Fforde

UK flag (1952 - )

Katie Fforde lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and some of her three children. Her hobbies are ironing and housework but, unfortunately, she has almost no time for them as she feels it is her duty to keep a close eye on the afternoon chat shows.  

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Katie Fforde recommends

Ordinary Miracles (1996)
Grace Wynne-Jones
"Beautiful, tender and funny, written with great perception... a remarkable novel."
Other Lives
Other Lives (1996)
Sarah Woodhouse
"Unusual and perceptive, Sarah Woodhouse is a special writer."
Off Balance
Off Balance (2000)
Mary Sheepshanks
"A fabulous book! Sheer delight - funny, cheering and full of wisdom."
Time of Wonder
Time of Wonder (2000)
Maisie Hampton
"Time of Wonder is a sweet, old-fashioned romance in the best tradition."

Drop Dead Gorgeous (2001)
Anna Cheska
"Anna Cheska has a charming writing style and creates warm, believable characters."

Every Woman for Herself (2002)
Trisha Ashley
"One of the best writers around!"
The Wrong Mr Right
The Wrong Mr Right (2002)
Valerie-Anne Baglietto
"Heartwarming and funny."

Rural Bliss (2002)
Lou Wakefield
"Quirky and totally original."
A Way of Forgiving
A Way of Forgiving (2004)
Eileen Ramsay
"This wonderful panoramic novel sweeps you up and carries you along to the end. Lovely!"

Hubble Bubble (2004)
(Mad Villages, book 1)
Christina Jones
"H.E. Bates for the 21st Century."

The Mysteries of Glass (2004)
Sue Gee
"This exquisitely written novel transports you to the simple beauty, poignancy and hypocrisy of the Victorian era."

Uphill All the Way (2005)
Sue Moorcroft
"A strongly written story that many women will relate to."
Cover the Butter
Cover the Butter (2005)
Carrie Kabak
"Wonderful! A tour de force, written with depth and insight, Cover the Butter is funny, poignant and page-turningly original."

A Proper Family Christmas (2005)
Jane Gordon-Cumming
"Packed with delightful, unforgettable, eccentric characters and written with humour and deep sensitivity."
The Ex-Wife's Survival Guide
The Ex-Wife's Survival Guide (2006)
Debby Holt
"Funny and wise."

An Old Fashioned Arrangement (2006)
Susie Vereker
"An intriguing story of how circumstances can cause the most respectable women to go against type."
Secrets and Shadows
Secrets and Shadows (2006)
Mary Nickson
"Sweeping and compassionate - a book to sink into with joy."

I Married a Pirate (2007)
Samantha David
"A rip-roaring ride. Huge fun."
Hungarian Dances
Hungarian Dances (2008)
Jessica Duchen
"Jessica Duchen writes about families, the arts and their sometimes devastating combination with such skill and passion that her books are unputdownable. It is very rarely that I find a new writer whose work I love so much."

The Glamorous (Double) Life of Isabel Bookbinder (2008)
(Isabel Bookbinder, book 1)
Holly McQueen
"'I think Isabel and I were twins separated at birth. I love her!"

Beachcombing (2009)
Maggie Dana
"A wonderfully uplifting story about a woman on her way to fulfillment."
Life According to Lubka
Life According to Lubka (2009)
Laurie Graham
"It embraces you with warmth and humour and makes the world a better place."

Walking Back to Happiness (2010)
Lucy Dillon
"Heartwarming, real and entertaining. You will love this book."

Hungry, the Stars and Everything (2011)
Emma Jane Unsworth
"Powerful writing with a fascinating background."

Yesterday's Sun (2012)
Amanda Brooke
"Magic and unputdownable."

Women of a Dangerous Age (2012)
Fanny Blake
"Realistic, funny and thoroughly delightful. I loved it."

The Au Pair (2012)
Janey Fraser
"Hugely enjoyable."

Torn (2012)
Gilli Allan
"Deeply moving..."

From Notting Hill to New York . . . Actually (2012)
(Actually, book 2)
Ali McNamara
"Sparky, fun and endearing."

The Valentine's Card (2013)
Juliet Ashton
"Funny, original and wise."

Not Without You (2013)
Harriet Evans
"Depth, resonance and humour... Her novels are incredibly special."

My Life in Black and White (2013)
Kim Izzo
"Delightful and witty."

In the Summertime (2013)
Judy Astley
"Warm, funny and unerringly true to life."

The Memory Book (2014)
Rowan Coleman
"Like Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes... I couldn't put it down."

The Oyster Catcher (2014)
Jo Thomas
"...a world you long to live in with characters you love..."

A Place to Call Home (2014)
Carole Matthews
"A wonderful story of friendship, intrigue and romance."

Maximum Exposure (2014)
(Heartlands, book 1)
Jenny Harper
"Page-turning and thoroughly entertaining. I loved it!"

It Started At Sunset Cottage (2015)
Bella Osborne
"A well written and very intriguing tale."

Soldiers' Daughters (2015)
Fiona Field
"I couldn't put it down."

Letters To My Husband (2015)
Stephanie Butland
"An immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut novel."

Shoes for Anthony (2015)
Emma Kennedy
"Heart-warming, evocative, I couldn't put this down. Utterly brilliant."

French Kissing (2015)
Lynne Shelby
"A wonderful fresh new talent."

Not Just for Christmas (2016)
(Tindledale, book 3)
Alex Brown

Keep Me Safe (2017)
(Seal Island, book 1)
Daniela Sacerdoti
"Heartwarming and mysterious with great atmosphere."

A Not Quite Perfect Family (2017)
Claire Sandy
"Entertaining and page-turning."

The Oddest Little Cornish Tea Shop (2017)
(Oddest Little)
Beth Good
"I love Beth Good's quirky style!."
The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde (2017)
Eve Chase
"Beautifully written with a gripping plot, I couldn't stop reading this."

A Christmas Wish (2017)
Erin Green
"A warm, funny, uplifting new writer to celebrate!"

Coming Home to the Comfort Food Cafe (2017)
Debbie Johnson
"Original and thought-provoking."

This Could Change Everything (2018)
Jill Mansell
"One of my favourite authors."

The Little Cafe in Copenhagen (2018)
(City Bakes, book 1)
Julie Caplin
"An irresistible combination of Danish happiness and hygge in one un-put-down-able story."

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