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"