Talking of UK Mother’s Day on April 3, you’ll find a wide choice of special cards at the Griffin Bookshop so you can make sure you have one in the post on time! Plus a small choice of special little gift books for mums.  A selection of Easter cards is also available.

The Orange Prize shortlist will be announced on April 12 so we can look forward to some great literary news.  April 23 marks St. George’s Day and Shakespeare’s birthday so the Griffin Bookshop will be celebrating with a World Book Day giveaway feast for children – a FREE World Book Day book with each purchase on April 23.

The Shortlist for the PURE PASSION Awards 2011 has just been announced and the nominations include an impressive selection of best sellers, among them Erica James, Elizabeth Chadwick, Katie Fforde, Jenny Colgan, Lindsey Kelk, Jojo Moyes and Sarah Duncan. They share the list with some exciting new names in romantic fiction, and the only male to make the long list, Tom Gamble.  If you enjoy romantic fiction or historical romance then Last Letter From Your Lover by Christina Jones, Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell, Piratical Miss Ravenhurst by Louise Allen and To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick will definitely ‘float your boat’.