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Erica James

Erica James

Erica James - Author of twenty-four bestselling novels. Mothers and Daughters now out in paperback.

6 days ago
Erica James

A little slow to write this, but wow, wow, WOW what an evening we had last night! With an audience of 17 million watching the football match between England and Germany the Lionesses made history by winning the Women's Euro 2022 final. It was a nail-biting match and really it was anybody's game and not until the final whistle blew did we dare to believe England had actually achieved what had seemed impossible for so many years.

I write all this as someone who isn't even a true football fan, but that's what the Lionesses have done, they've created fans out of people who had previously never really shown a lot of interested in the sport. Their biggest legacy will be inspiring girls to believe in themselves and to reach for the stars.

Apologies to any German readers here, especially as your team played brilliantly and certainly didn't make it easy for England.

All for now.

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A little slow to write this, but wow, wow, WOW what an evening we had last night!  With an audience of 17 million watching the football  match between England and Germany the Lionesses made history by winning the Womens Euro 2022 final.  It was a nail-biting match and really it was anybodys game and not until the final whistle blew did we dare to believe England had actually achieved what had seemed impossible for so many years.  

I write all this as someone who isnt even a true football fan, but thats what the Lionesses have done, theyve created fans out of people who had previously never really shown a lot of interested in the sport.  Their biggest legacy will be inspiring girls to believe in themselves and to reach for the stars. 

Apologies to any German readers here, especially as your team played brilliantly and certainly didnt make it easy for England. 

All for now.

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They were amazing. Loved the party atmosphere at Wembley after they’d won

Fantastic match and these girls can teach the men a thing or two 😁

I agree with you. I’m not a football watcher as a general rule but you couldn’t help but be swept along watching our lionesses. 👏🏼👏🏼🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏆🏅

Loved it made all the more special as Ella Toone scored and as a Manchester United Fan makes me extra proud

They were awesome!!

I so agree with you and I'm a non sport fan. They are the kind of role model we want young girls to look up to. You get nothing without hard work as we learnt the hard way in the early 70s.

They were amazing. A real inspiration

I’ve never been a football fan but I was absolutely riveted

Congrats,Best of Luck❤️🌹👍✌️🇧🇩🇧🇩

I agree with you. 👍🎉

Love your books.🙋‍♀️

Amazing and inspiring.

Excellent result 👏 👍 👌

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1 week ago
Erica James

Hello there! It's Sunday and it's another race day for us F1 fans!

But before that, and in case you missed it, the paperback for Mothers and Daughters is now out and climbing the charts. We had a massive disappointment in the first week of sales when Waterstones had a logistics problem which meant there wasn't a single copy available to buy in any of their shops. While it's not actually my fault, I do apologise to any of you who couldn't find a copy in your local Waterstones. The supermarkets did me proud, as did the independent bookshops, and Amazon too. But not to dwell on the negative, it's onwards and upwards.

This week I've spent all hours at the kitchen table going through the copyedited manuscript for next year's book. I always do this job in the kitchen, it's another of my many rituals, where and how I work. The job is now done and the next time I see the manuscript it will be the proof copy from the typesetters. That will be my final chance to change anything, or to correct something.

Now then, to the fun of the Hungarian Grand Prix this afternoon! Mercedes have P1 with an amazing and surprising final lap in qualifying yesterday for P1 by George Russell. Lewis is further back but he really likes this track and so if the car performs well, he might be able to finish on the podium. Lando is in an excellent position too.

Of course, the other HUGE sporting event today is the women's football match later today, England v Germany. The Lionesses have played brilliantly throughout the tournament and I'm going to be on the edge of my seat watching them. Sorry to any of my German readers who might read this!

If sport isn't your thing, I hope you're having a lovely Sunday doing something you really enjoy.

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Hello there!  Its Sunday and its another race day for us F1 fans!  

But before that, and in case you missed it, the paperback for Mothers and Daughters is now out and climbing the charts.  We had a massive disappointment in the first week of sales when Waterstones had a logistics problem which meant there wasnt a single copy available to buy in any of their shops.  While its not actually my fault, I do apologise to any of you who couldnt find a copy in your local Waterstones.  The supermarkets did me proud, as did the independent bookshops, and Amazon too.  But not to dwell on the negative, its onwards and upwards.

This week Ive spent all hours at the kitchen table going through the copyedited manuscript for next years book.  I always do this job in the kitchen, its another of my many rituals, where and how I work.  The job is now done and the next time I see the manuscript it will be the proof copy from the typesetters.  That will be my final chance to change anything, or to correct something. 

Now then, to the fun of the Hungarian Grand Prix this afternoon! Mercedes have P1 with an amazing and surprising final lap in qualifying yesterday for P1 by George Russell.  Lewis is further back but he really likes this track and so if the car performs well, he might be able to finish on the podium.  Lando is in an excellent position too.

Of course, the other HUGE sporting event today is the womens football match later today, England v Germany.  The Lionesses have played brilliantly throughout the tournament and Im going to be on the edge of my seat watching them.  Sorry to any of my German readers who might read this!  

If sport isnt your thing, I hope youre having a lovely Sunday doing something you really enjoy.

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Halfway through Mother’s and Daughters, loving Naomi in the story. Beautiful home you have. Enjoy F1 I will be watching later. X

I'm sat reading Swallowtail Summer while hubby watches F1, enjoy x

Ooo another book ❤️ can't wait but yeah I know I'll have to 😢😢 Enjoy your F1 ❤️xx

We have the F1 race on right now. I’m anxiously waiting for your next novel, I absolutely LOVED Mothers & Daughters.

Halfway through Mothers & Daughters & really enjoying it All settled now for the Gran Prix 😊

So enjoying Mothers and Daughters and Good Luck to the Lionessess later.....

Loved all your books, Mother ,s and Daughters was fab can,t wait for your next 1xxx

Bought 2 on Tuesday enjoying reading it had all your books

Very excited for the new manuscript going in !!! Very exciting Xxx

Hi Erica its 2.40 am Monday in Australia. Delighted mothers and daughters is doing so well it really deserves to.

I’m currently enjoying “ Tell it to the Skies”. Imagine my surprise to read one of the characters had been living in Australia, in Wollongong, which is where I have lived since emigrating here forty years ago.😀 Love your books Erica.

Is there a list of your books in published date order? I do like to read them in their proper order but some of the lists that I’ve googled are in a different order x

I'm just reading "Swallowtail Summer" housework will have to wait its too good to put down. X

Didn't take me too long to read it, and I can't say the same about many books nowadays. I've deserted a few after the first couple of chapters, but found this one unputdownable!☺️

Can’t wait for next years book ❤️

Your dress is beautiful I just love the fabric!

Congrats with 2nd and 3rd place for UK. 😊

Currently reading Mother's and Daughter's and really enjoying it, just watched the Lioness final what a game.

Erica, got it in Jarrolds in Cromer, Norfolk! So pleased to find it! 👍📖😁

Congrats,Best of Luck👍✌️❤️🌹🇧🇩🇧🇩

Is M & D on ereader yet? Someone?

Enjoy your day! 💐

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3 weeks ago
Erica James

Hurrah, today's the day when the paperback for Mothers and Daughters is published, so for all those of you who have waited so patiently, the wait is over!

Yesterday I had a great day in London with my fabulous publishers HQ Stories and we celebrated publication with a lunch in Covent Garden. It was particular good for me to meet a few more members of the team who have worked so hard on publishing my 24th book.

Never one to miss an opportunity, I just had to have my photo taken with one of the posters spotted at Charing Cross Station promoting the book!

I must say, I was glad it was yesterday I was in London and not the day before when the UK peaked at a ferociously hot 41c in some parts of the country. For many around the world these worryingly hot temperatures have become the new normal, especially in Australia. Goodness, my readers there, you have my sympathy! While I'm a total wimp and feel the cold terribly and grumble at the slightest draught, I have to admit that 40c is too much even for me.

Take care everyone and if you spot Mothers and Daughters anywhere or see a poster for it, do snap a photo and share it here with us if you can.

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Hurrah, todays the day when the paperback for Mothers and Daughters is published, so for all those of you who have waited so patiently, the wait is over!

Yesterday I had a great day in London with my fabulous publishers HQ Stories and we celebrated publication with a lunch in Covent Garden.  It was particular good for me to meet a few more members of the team who have worked so hard on publishing my 24th book.  

Never one to miss an opportunity, I just had to have my photo taken with one of the  posters spotted at Charing Cross Station promoting the book!

I must say, I was glad it was yesterday I was in London and not the day before when the UK peaked at a ferociously hot 41c in some parts of the country.  For many around the world these worryingly hot temperatures have become the new normal, especially in Australia.  Goodness, my readers there, you have my sympathy!  While Im a total wimp and feel the cold terribly and grumble at the slightest draught, I have to admit that 40c is too much even for me. 

Take care everyone and if you spot Mothers and Daughters anywhere or see a poster for it, do snap a photo and share it here with us if you can.

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Getting mine for my long haul flight to Australia to meet my great grandson for the first time x

I do wish i could tell you why mothers and daughters was so profound for me as there was a situation in the novel very similar to mine but i know i cant as i dont want people to get upset with me for potentially spoiling it for them if they havent read it yet.

What a brilliant book! Heard it as an audio book so that I could listen whilst I knitted, but got caught up in the story that I had to put my knitting down quite often. Thank you for such wonderful writing. x

Really looking forward to Tesco tomorrow! Did I really say that 🤣🤣

Just ordered, will be a great treat for my holiday!

Can’t wait so looking forward to reading it, I haven’t read a good book in ages x

Wonderful book. Loved it

I have to do all my reading on my iPad these days as I can alter the size of script for my failing eyesight. I’ve already read it twice!! I must count how many of your 24 I have in case I’m missing any. Good luck with all you do

I loved this book. Practically read it in one sitting x

I picked my copy up this morning. I look forward to reading it 🙂 x

Lovely photos! Very glad it has cooled down - 40C+ in Surrey was way too much!

Happy publication day!

I loved this so much.

Great read x

I just got mine 🥰 can’t wait to read x

It’s a great story!!

Just going out to get my copy, cannot wait to read this one.💘📚

So looking forward to reading this one. Think it will be the 22nd book of Erica James I will have read 📚 😍

Congrats Best of Luck🌹❤️👍✌️🇧🇩🇧🇩

Many congrats, Erica. May it fly off the shelves! 🥂

Great. On my shopping list.

My copy arrived this morning. Xx

Brilliant book. 👏

I got my copy just this minute from Sainsburys 🥂🥂🥂

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3 weeks ago
Erica James

With a week to go until publication day for the paperback for Mothers and Daughters, I now have actual copies of the paperback and they look rather splendid.

I know lots of you have already read the hardback, but for those who have been patiently waiting for the paperback, your wait is almost over! Pre-orders are, of course, available in the usual places ...
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With a week to go until publication day for the paperback for Mothers and Daughters, I now have actual copies of the paperback and they look rather splendid.  

I know lots of you have already read the hardback, but for those who have been patiently waiting for the paperback, your wait is almost over!   Pre-orders are, of course, available in the usual places ...

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I've been lucky enough to win a copy on the Good Housekeeping Book Room page giveaway!

Wonderful book - such a good read! Loved it! Xx

Really enjoyed Mothers and Daughters didn’t want it to end

Cannot wait for this I have read nearly all Erica James books. Have just started Love and devotion. Each one is so different and they are throughly absorbing. So enjoyable 💖

Just loved this book ❤

Can't wait to read your new book - am loving letters from the past in St. Lucia 🏖️🍹

Loved this book

Mothers And Daughters was so good to read. So real. Really related to it. Thanks i love your novels keep writing

Loved this book, can't wait for your next one x

I loved this book 📖 ❤

Lovely story! Looking forward to every new novel! 😊

Such an amazing read xx

Really enjoyed this like many others.

Best of yours for a while, Erica, really loved it

I bought my copy in Launceston and have al ready read it… devoured it more like! I LOVED IT! thank you Erica! I have yet to read Letters from the Past it wasn’t in stock but it’s there now waiting for me to collect it … can’t wait! You are such a clever lady!

Such a good book. I didn’t want it to end. 📖

I can't wait to read it. Just love your books.

My daughter Minnetta Aimee Griffin brought me this for Mother’s Day it’s a fabulous read 💕

I read the hard back really enjoyed it

At 88 I’m far too old to wait for anything. Go for it is my motto now !!

Just finished it, loved it !

Awesome news!

A fantastic read

Read and enjoyed x

I bought a copy yesterday in Asda. Can’t wait to read it 📖

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