Here’s an interview with myself on… book, ofcourse.
1. If you could invite any author and fictional character to tea, who would you invite and what would you serve them?
Easy question! I would invite P.G. Wodehouse and one of his most famous characters, Bertie Wooster. I think we’d make a fun little group. It would be whisky and sodas all round! For dinner, I think I’d go for a traditional roast, better than anything Bertie could get at his club I hope.
2. What book do you wish an author would write a prequel for?
I think it would be pretty great if we could get a prequel of Emma by Jane Austen. It’s my favourite Austen novel. I’d love to see what Emma was like as a child, and how she met Mr Knightley. I just want more Emma!
3. Which two characters from different books would make a good couple?
I would like Tess from Tess of the D’Urbervilles to find true happiness. She had such a tragic life and was used by them men who professed to love her. I would like to pair her with someone like Daniel Butler from The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley, someone who will take care of her.
4. If you ran into your favourite author on the subway, who is it and what would you say to them?
Hmm, I can’t pick one author but I will say Philippa Gregory. I doubt I would have the courage to approach her, but I’d tell her how much I enjoy her books and ask her how she copes with all the criticism she gets about historical inaccuracies in her novels.
5. What book made you a reader?
I have been a reader all my life. The very first one I ever picked up! I can’t remember it sorry.
6. Your bookshelf is on fire, what books do you save?
My historical biographies. They have gorgeous covers and have taught me so much about history.
7. What is the most epic read of all time?
I think for the massive effect it has had across the world, I’m going to say the Harry Potter series. It is epic in terms of plot and the way it has engaged so many and created lifelong book lovers. Other than that, I will say texts like the Bible and other religions’ texts.