What Book You Should Read Next Based on Your Favourite Films

Obviously, we here at HarperImpulse are huge fans of romantic films. We’re teaming up with the British Film Institute later this month, and we also just can’t stop watching cheesy flicks on our own time. We know that you all love romance as well, so we wanted to share with you some new titles to read based on your favourite movies! With the HarperImpulse read-a-thon coming up (follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook for updates), we could all use some more books on the shelf. Read through them to get some ideas, and then check the bottom for a great GIVEAWAY! Here are our fav picks based on our fav flicks: If you love The Proposal, you’ll love Somewhere Only We Know!…

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Erin Lawless ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ Book Launch!

Last week, we were thrilled to attend the book launch for Erin Lawless’s gorgeous new novel, Somewhere Only We Know. What’s even better is that blogger and book lover, Ali Williams, has written this fab round up – it’s like we’re celebrating all over again! I first met Erin Lawless at the 2015 Romance Festival Live party, at the News Corp building in London Bridge, and we soon discovered that we have an affinity for silly selfies. #SelfieSisters So I was delighted to be invited to her launch party for the paperback release of Somewhere Only We Know, her second romantic comedy, published with Harper Impulse. The book’s set in Clapham and is loosely inspired by the deportation of one of Lawless’ best friends, and so it…

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NADIA OSIPOVA’S HIDDEN LONDON: PART 1

Today marks the publication of Erin Lawless’s brilliant new novel, SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW! To celebrate, we have a guest blog from protagonist Nadia, who is going to guide you around her favourite hidden London spots – read on to discover more, and take a look at the interactive map! (And don’t forget to start reading SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW, available now!) Hello! My name is Nadia Osipova, and I’m a Londonholic. I’ve lived here my entire adult life, and I love it all: the tourists, the expensive, inauthentic food, the crowded pavements, the ‘minor delays’ on the tube… Haha, I’m joking (sort of) – but it is the truth that since the news of my potential deportation, I’ve been feeling extra fond of the Old…

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From Randy Dukes to Darling Debs: Why Romance is Timeless – Erin Lawless #Romance14

So what exactly is the appeal of historical romance, I wondered. I should know: I certainly read enough of it. What’s the deal with us sexualising true-life historical figures anyway? Why do we so conveniently forget that these people didn’t have access to things like toothpaste and tampons? And haven’t we as humans evolved past the point where heaving bosoms and phallic swords are quite so titillating? Obviously not. Because despite a brief waning over the last decade or so, historical romance sales are now skyrocketing and we even seem to be moving past the days where all historical fiction had to have a cover with a headless woman in a beautiful dress. It’s a brave new world. Historical romance is massively diversifying: yes, there…

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Erin Lawless on Very British Romance

It’s a very unfair stereotype, that we Brits are so stiff-upper-lipped we can’t throw ourselves into romance the way that our continental cousins seem to do. The general opinion seems to be that we’re simply too busy with all our queuing, tea-making, crumpet-toasting and generally being overly sensible to fall in stupid, inconvenient, all-consuming love. Of course, this is total rubbish; passion burns as hot in an Englishman’s breast as it does in that of an Italian stallion, or a Parisian player. Some of the greatest love stories of all time have happened to our kings, our poets and courtesans. So, without further ado, grab a cuppa, a crumpet and a Kleenex and enjoy the first five of my Top Ten True British love stories.

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