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MY BOOKS: by the Swiss-living Scottish novelist who still loves Little House on the Prairie

Novelist Linda Huber grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged 22 and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included … Continue reading

December 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

MY BOOKS by short story writer Jamie Guiney who rereads A Christmas Carol every Christmas…

 Jamie Guiney is a literary fiction writer from County Armagh, Northern Ireland. His debut short story collection The Wooden Hill is out on 30th Nov 2018…nine days time. You can order … Continue reading

November 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

MY BOOKS by crime writer William Shaw who discovered one Christmas that owning a book was very special

William Shaw, described by The Sun as a “a master of modern crime” is the author  of The Birdwatcher, Salt Lane and Dungeness (2019); also of the Breen and Tozer … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

MY BOOKS by a creative writing adviser including the one that saves her from 3am dark thoughts

The books that made Marcia Humphries, the National Creative Writing Adviser for U3A. The University of the Third Age is a UK-wide movement formed over 30 years ago which brings … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

MY BOOKS by an author who met his hero and wrote a book about it, and believes that the DNB is never, ever wrong

Born in England in 1964, James Christie graduated from college with a degree in creative writing as well as College Colours “in recognition of outstanding service to the student body … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

MY BOOKS by an Australian teacher who believes The Hulk is one of the classic tragic characters of modern literature

Glen Donaldson is a Year 3 Australian school teacher who lists his three favourite words as (1) bugbear (2) Pollyanna and (3) shenanigator. Glen owns two Dobsonian telescopes – one … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

MY BOOKS by the co-founder of an indy press, celebrating the launch of his company’s second novel

My name is Sean Campbell and I am the co-founder and editor at époque press. We established a new independent publishing house in order to support authors in getting the … Continue reading

September 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

MY BOOKS by a poet who was once a puppeteer, artist and teacher and her one unfulfilled Parisian ambition

I am a poet now but have been a puppeteer, journalist,  artist,  teacher, tutor, mother, carer and therapist. I am a keen gardener and have a tiny allotment. I stared … Continue reading

September 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

MY BOOKS by an author who would love to see his own novels burnt and never ever re-reads…First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

I have been writing crime as PD Viner (www.pdviner.com) and have two novels; The Last Winter of Dani Lancing (see Bridget’s review at the bottom of this post) and Summer … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

MY BOOKS by a writer who was read bedtime stories about the Napoleonic Wars and who would only save a book from burning if convinced it was truly the last copy. First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

Lizzie/Elizabeth Enfield  is a writer and journalist, copious tea drinker and endless worrier. Her latest novel Ivy and Abe is a love story told over a lifetime and a series … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

MY BOOKS by a novelist who was once obsessed by the Famous Five and recently enjoyed a cuckoo book (she has no idea how it found a home on her shelves) First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

By novelist SANDRA DANBY, author of Connectedness… Justine’s art sells around the world, but does anyone truly know her? When her mother dies, she returns to her childhood home in … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

MY BOOKS by an award-winning film-maker: from fantasy and dodos to out-of-fashion spy novels First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

BY EDWARD MILNER, an award-winning documentary film-maker and author of Trees of Britain and Ireland published by the Natural History Museum. Edward has just completed his first novel which he … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

MY BOOKS from WWI to the Year 2081 by a TV writer who “so wanted The Borrowers to be true” First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

BY DOM SHAW, screenwriter, director, producer and novelist. I always wanted to be able to say Groucho’s line. ‘I can sing, dance, play the piano and in an emergency, move … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

MY BOOKS from Lord of the Rings to an re-interpretation of Greek mythology First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

A selection from Joe Jacobs, child psychotherapist What’s the first book you remember reading (or being read to you)? Kemlo and the Craters of the Moon by E.C. Eliott published … Continue reading

August 8, 2018 · Leave a comment