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Guest Author – Addison Jones on setting her novel in Post-war California

I guess most writers have a couple of soapbox issues which are just as relevant in their capacity as readers.  One of mine is the trivialisation of writing about love, especially of books by women.  Last summer I wrote this article rebutting those attitudes – it really wasn’t hard to do – and defending love … Continue reading

Guest Author – Laura Kaye on portraying England from a foreigner’s perspective

  Last week was exceptionally busy with reports from the London Book Fair and a George Saunders event – now it’s back to featuring authors from my Spring Sofa Spotlight.  As you may recall, I was struck by how many of my chosen titles had important things to say about  the world right now. This … Continue reading

Guest Author – Essie Fox on Capturing the Passage of Time

*THE LAST DAYS OF LEDA GREY now out in paperback* It’s been a slow start to the year on the blog because I’ve been incredibly busy with work – but it’s always a treat to return to ‘Sofa business’, especially today, when I am joined by my first guest of 2017.  I’ve had the pleasure of … Continue reading

Writers on Location – Fiona Melrose on Suffolk

Thanks to everyone for the enthusiastic response to my first quarterly Sofa Spotlight last week.  It’s always gratifying to hear my selections described as ‘intriguing’ and ‘unpredictable’  – that’s the aim – and that readers have discovered books they’d never heard of.  As mentioned, I’ll be hosting at least four of my Spotlight authors on … Continue reading

Sofa Spotlight – Winter 2016

It’s an exciting day on the Literary Sofa as I launch my new quarterly ‘Sofa Spotlight’ for Winter 2016.  As mentioned when the blog reached its fifth anniversary, these shorter, more frequent selections will replace the  Hot Picks and Summer Reads, but I hope they will be just as popular!  The new system is already proving more … Continue reading

My Novel – Now out in paperback

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