About Us

just a pair of jokers
just a pair of jokers

There must have been an element of destiny to the day when Franny met Perks. With the former as part of the interviewing team, and the latter as interviewee, to all appearances, it would seem that we were going to be colleagues for only a month in the independent publishing firm, Oldcastle Books. But with Perks’ extended contract, time proved that we had plenty in common – from all things bookish, to attending author events as overenthusiastic fans; from looking for new things to do in London, to eating all the good food we could lay our hands on – here was a friendship that surpassed working cordialities.

I don’t think either of us can remember the first time the blog idea was posed. Our jobs include lots of contact with bloggers and we are both keen reviewers/wannabe editors so I think the familiarity and experience all mixed together with a bit of enthusiasm and spark led to the grand idea of LET’S BLOG TOGETHER. Sharing the responsibility definitely seemed like a great idea, and the more we’ve discussed it, we’ve gradually become more and more excited.

Seeing as we didn’t want to focus solely on book reviews, we didn’t want a ‘booky’ title, so after much deliberation and testing on friends, family and strangers, we decided on Franny & Perks. There’ll be books, baking, publishing experiences, fun events and so much more – we hope you enjoy the Franny & Perks blog experience!

Book reviews

We’ll be reviewing our latest reads each week – if you’d like us to review your book, check out our submission guidelines!

Behind the Books

As part of our jobs, but also in our free time, we enjoy meeting authors and attending publishing events. Here we’ll give round-ups of our latest bookish adventures.

London Living

We like eating and we like doing. Oh, and we’re based in/around London. So here you’ll find all our miscellaneous posts about festivals, plays, restaurants and other London events that we attend.

Franny’s Kitchen

Avid baker and experimental chef, Franny will bring weekly recipes for the budding kitchen dweller – prepare to drool.

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