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A Good Read

Last weekend I hosted one of the author events at the Ryedale Book Festival in Malton. My task was to interview best-selling authors Susie Steiner and Gail Honeyman about their female protagonists. IMG_4568

I have hosted similar events with Lauren Child, now Children's Laureate, and also with Susie at the Book Festival three years ago talking about her book, Homecoming ,which is set in the North York Moors. Since then Susie has written two more novels, Missing Presumed and Persons Unknown.

If you are looking for a good read then I can highly recommend Susie's books. The crime thrillers Missing Presumed and Persons Unknown have been optioned for TV so do keep a look out for them. Susie has got such a talent for creating real-life characters and relatable characters.


Gail Honeyman is the author of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, a wonderful book that I loved from start to finish. This is Gail's debut novel and it has already been optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon's new company Hello Sunshine. Keep an eye out for this one...


Unfortunately due to illness, Gail was unable to come which was so disappointing so the panel was just Susie and myself - Yikes! We are looking quite relaxed in the photo but there was a lot of thinking on our feet as several prepared questions and discussion got the chop...our audience were great though and had plenty of questions at the end...


Whilst we are on the subject of book recommendations, here's a throwback to our holiday earlier this year where I read and really enjoyed Jessie Burton's The Muse. I loved her debut novel The Miniaturist and this one had me gripped too.


So, if you do have the chance to curl up with a good book, I hope you might dip into one of the books I've shared. Happy reading!



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