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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Favourite authors

Got tagged in a facebook game of favourite authors. This is my list but there are very many ommissions:

1. Jane Austen - P&P, and Persuasion my two favourites. Such crisp language and I adore her dry ironic humour on the vagaries of human character flaws. Delicious.
2. Rediscovering Elizabeth Goudge at the mo. Read her children's books when a kid but enjoying her intimate knowledge of the human soul as an adult. Just have to get past the Christian labels but fantastic prose.
3. Love all the Poldark series. Have been in love with Ross for years.
4. For a the best all round novel I love EM Forster - particularly Howard's End. Again the frailty of people is well portrayed but he weaves in themes of his era so seamlessly you only realise the point of the book after you've finished it.
5. Yes, Dorothy Dunnett - swallowed the Nicholas series whole when I discovered it a few years ago.
6. Loved Mary Stewart's Arthur legend books.
7. Georgette Heyer and Agatha Christie informed and entertained my teenage years.
8. Adored Audrey Niffenegger's Time Traveller's Wife - made me cry.
9. Really enjoy Joanna Trollope's sharp insights
10. As a Francophile and a good laugh Peter Mayle gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.
There are so many others and I'm pressed for time and have excluded Hardy, Lawrence, Shakespeare and many other modern writers who make me think and laugh but these ten are deffo faves.

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