Friday, 14 March 2014

Cover Stars: The Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Every month I choose my favourite cover from my TBR pile. Feel free to comment or add your own suggestions for ‘Cover Stars’.

Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their flat, she has to move miles away from everyone, to a sleepy little seaside resort in Cornwall, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop.

And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread. But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, and each loaf becomes better and better. With nuts and seeds, olives and chorizo, with local honey (courtesy of local bee keeper, Huckle), and with reserves of determination and creativity Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes and bakes . . . And people start to hear about it.

Sometimes, bread really is life . . . And Polly is about to reclaim hers.

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The Little Beach Street Bakery is one of those books where they look nice on the computer screen, but really come to life in the flesh. I loved the cover of The Little Beach Street Bakery when it arrived as the blue is lovely and bright and there are little details picked out in metallic so they shimmer in a very pleasing way (I may need to get out more). And who doesn't love a cover festooned with cupcakes and other sweet treats?
I think my favourite part of the cover is how the design ties in with Jenny Colgan's other books. I like how some covers have a brand, so that you see the design and instantly know who the author of the book is.
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1 comment:

  1. Haha just decided to look through the rest after my comment on your recent post, and here they are! So beautiful :) they look fab on my bookshelf! xxx


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