A Singalong Christmas: a blog from Katey Lovell

I make no secret of the fact I adore musicals. I love them so much I based my debut novel around them! A fact you might not know about me is that I also love everything about Christmas, from traditional carols to fairy lights to attending midnight mass. I love new pyjamas and lighting the advent candle. I love all of it (except sprouts.  I’m not a big lover of sprouts). With that in mind you might be surprised to discover that until I started watching films as research for The Singalong Society for Singletons, I’d never seen the most festively titled musical going, Irving Berlin’s classic White Christmas. A friend was so horrified when she discovered this gap in my musical education that she…

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A week in the life of a HarperFiction Intern

By Ellen Davies. What do interns get up to at HarperCollins? Ellen Davies walks us through her week in the Editorial department of Women’s Fiction and HarperImpulse. Monday I arrived at the glamourous-looking News Building bright and early on Monday morning. Equipped with a new security pass (and the bewildering knowledge that the lifts have no buttons), I was introduced to the lovely Editorial team in HarperFiction and settled in for an exciting week. On my first morning I got to sit in on an Editorial & Production Progress meeting. With all the talk of spot UV, embossed, soft touch, matt-lam, it was at first completely bewildering, until Martha (who’s the Commissioning Editor here, and also happens to make her own jeans) kindly talked me…

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