Heartfelt thanks to everyone in this wonderful community for your valuable feedback and support for my book on its journey to the editor's desk. You are amazing, and actually changed my life.
I haven't written anything recently, not since I returned to full time work as a researcher last autumn. The first six months left little time for anything else but now I know what I'm doing (sort of) it turns out to be a part time job with full time hours. So I've decided to embark on some research of my own: Can I hold down a full time job whiling away afternoons immersed in authonomy's wonderful books? Early indications suggest it can be done. Detailed analysis will follow in due course, probably from my kitchen table.
I back books I like and tend to keep them on my shelf for a long time.
So many, but here's a few at random:
Gilead, Housekeeping and Home, by Marilynne Robinson
Atonement and On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan
The Remains of the Day and Never let me go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
Novels by Sue Gee
Novels by Nick Hornby
Novels by Anne Tyler (I prefer her earlier work)
A Prayer for Owen Meany, A Widow for One Year and The Cider House Rules, by John Irving
So many ways to begin, by Jon McGregor
Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, by Maggie O'Farrell
Novels by Carol Shields
Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes
Blackberry Wine, Joanne Harris
The Qualities of Wood, by Mary Vensel White
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