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Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Facebook friends have been tagging each other asking which books we could never ‘let go’. I sat for ages drawing up my bucket list and then I imagined I was moving to a house with no bookcases (shock, horror) and listed the ten books I’d take with me to perch forlornly on my mantelpiece. If houses still have mantelpieces, that is! Here’s my list:

Tristan and Iseult - Rosemary Sutcliffe

Lady of Hay - Barbara Erskine

Emily - Jilly Cooper

Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt

How Green is my Valley - Richard Llewellyn

Friday's Child - Georgette Heyer

Can You Keep a Secret? - Sophie Kinsella

A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemmingway

Hons and Rebels - Nancy Mitford

Love in a Time of Cholera - Marquez


As you can tell from this list I love humour and history in equal amounts and my first attempts at writing produced a civil war novel which is now gathering dust under the bed. One day I’ll return to it. In the meantime here are two romantic comedies I’ve written, I hope someone, somewhere will add them to their bucket list.  Do feel free to comment below telling us which books you could never let go.

Boot Camp Bride - Romance and Intrigue on the Norfolk marshes 


Tall, Dark and Kilted Notting Hill Meets Monarch of the Glen


"when I'm not writing - I'm dreaming"

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  1. Thanks to Pauline and Famous Five Plus writers for posting this. Of course, now I've thought of TEN different books to add. Such is life !!

  2. A great list, Lizzie - all cracking reads and a real mix of genres!

    1. I could have gone all intellectual like the Sunday Supps but I thought I'd tell the truth instead !!

  3. Super list Lizzie, shows your breadth of taste and who could part with a Jilly Cooper?! X

    1. I still read the novellas from time to time just to rem ind myself how she made it all look soooo easy.

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    1. Thanks, Suzy. I look fwd to seeing yours :-)

  5. I love seeing other people's favourite book choices! Of Lizzie's, I have read Emily and Angela's Ashes over and over again, too, but have to admit have not read any of the others. Would love to be tagged in this if anyone is looking for someone to tag....!