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Summer Reads 2016

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My Poolside TBR 2016

This is one of my favourite posts of the year to write because I go completely off-piste.  For me, summer is a chance to catch up on things I’ve missed because getting hung up on new releases can become a treadmill – being fresh out doesn’t confer extra qualities, after all.  This is also the … Continue reading

Writers on Location – Catherine Dunne on Extremadura, Spain

With scorching weather and the start of the school holidays here in the UK, this is the time many of us relish losing ourselves in a good book, whether we’re staying put or getting away. The term Summer Reads means different things to different people and although I use it for one of my two … Continue reading

My Love Affair with France

It’s been a busy and exciting time lately, with wonderful reviews of Paris Mon Amour appearing all over the place – one reader wrote to me when she finished it at 2am! It’s so interesting and rewarding hearing what people make of it (and everyone sees something a bit different), so a very big thank you to everyone … Continue reading

Guest Author – Kit de Waal on Judgement

  The Literary Sofa is a place to share love of stories and ideas and appreciation for the people who write them.  Every author who has joined me as a guest has contributed a piece as impressive as their book, giving eloquent and fascinating insights into their themes, settings and creative process, and never more so than today’s … Continue reading

Guest Author – Avril Joy on setting her novel in a place she’s never been

UPDATE: Sometimes a River Song was one of my Books of 2016. Following last week’s Writers on Location about Chicago from Douglas Cowie, coverage of my Summer Reads 2016 selection continues today. I’m already receiving great feedback on books people have discovered there.  As my latest guest Avril Joy explains, the conversation proceeded in a somewhat … Continue reading

Writers on Location – Douglas Cowie on Chicago

Last week there was a very enthusiastic response to my latest selection, Summer Reads 2016 – thank you for reading and sharing it far and wide, something I know is also greatly appreciated by the authors.  Now for the next fun bit – hosting some of them here on the Literary Sofa.  No book makes that … Continue reading

Summer Reads 2016

Welcome to the 10th Literary Sofa selection of new and forthcoming fiction, and what a incredible year for books 2016 is proving to be!  I began the search earlier than usual, making so many excellent discoveries that I soon had a ‘knockout’ situation on my hands.  That tells you something about the 13 that made the … Continue reading

My Novel – Now out in paperback

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