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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 back books I like and tend to keep them on my shelf for a long time.

favourite books

So many, but here's a few at random:

Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
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
When we were very young, Now we are Six and The House at Pooh Corner, by A A Milne
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Annabel Watkinson wrote 36 days ago

Thank you so much for backing The Year of Us! Annabel :)

Neville wrote 42 days ago

Hello, what would prison be like? Most of us will never really know....

Fontaine wrote 42 days ago

Thank you very much for backing Cloud. Much appreciated. Best wishes,....

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My name is Peter Reich, special investigator to the Pope and former c....

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Hi, I'm Susan writer of A.O.V. Angel of Vengeance a supernatural reli....

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I wrote 454 days ago

This rollercoaster of a detective story begins and (bar the Police station) more or less ends at Weighton Town Hall. By the end of the book I could direct you there myself, so familiar did this small town's streets and its good citizens and shady crooks and doubtful coppers feel to me. Weighton's Fi... view book

I wrote 671 days ago

The Devil of Black Bayou Love the start of this novel. It sets the tone of the mysteries to come. Stunning descriptive prose. Really captures the marshland, the wind, the whole atmosphere of the ancient ship marooned I think for all eternity. ‘I am a vampires’ - I think that should be ‘vampire’.... view book

I wrote 911 days ago

When I first read The Qualities of Wood I said the beautiful writing reminded me of Marilynne Robinson. It still does. Also Anne Tyler. My two favourite writers. So I've had to temper this comment with restraint, lest I gush foolishly and somehow miss the specific strengths that are unique to Ms Mar... view book

I wrote 1143 days ago

This is a brave and well-written story. I wish you well with your book, and your review. Diana view book

I wrote 1147 days ago

The Big World of Mr Bridges’ Microcosm I’m always a little awed by historical books because of the huge amount of research that must have gone before the pen even marks the paper. What interests me here is the insight into Henry Bridges, the man, which is evident even in the introduction: the par... view book

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