Op het nachtkastje van… Erica James
We steken het kanaal over naar Engeland waar Erica James woont… of moeten we in Italië zijn? Want Erica woont afwisselend in Engeland en Italië. Zij debuteerde in 1996 met A breath of fresh air. In 2006 won haar roman Gardens of Delight de prijs ‘Romantische roman van het jaar van de Vereniging van Romantische Romanschrijvers’. Sindsdien leeft ze van het schrijven. Erica is moeder van 2 volwassen zonen, maar wij kennen haar vooral van haar romans en bestsellers, zoals Het grote huis, Zussen voor altijd en Zomerliefde. Zwaluwzomer verscheen in augustus jongstleden.
The books on my bedside table which I’m either currently reading or look forward to reading …
I have an eclectic taste in reading and happily switch from one genre to another, depending mostly on my mood or what I’m currently writing. If I’m writing a novel set during WWII, (or the 1960s as with Letters From the Past, my most recently published book) then I tend to read books either set in that period or written about it. If it’s a contemporary novel I’m working on, as I am at the moment, then it doesn’t really matter what I’m reading. On my bedside table right now, I have Daniel Silva’s latest book, along with Wendy Holden’s and also an autobiography by Diana Serra Cary.
I’m a big fan of Daniel Silva’s novels, particularly the ones which feature Gabriel Allon who is an art restorer as well as a spy! The latest in the Gabriel Allon series is called The Order and following the death of the Pope in the Vatican, Gabriel is called in to seek out the truth – was the Pope murdered? As with all of Daniel Silva’s novels, I don’t doubt there will be plenty of twists and turns along the way.
The book I shall read next is The Governess by Wendy Holden. I know Wendy as we share the same agent. This new book from her is a departure from the novels she’s previously written and is about Marion Crawford – Crawfie – who in 1933 became the governess to the young Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen of England) and her sister Margaret. I’m greatly looking forward to reading the book which I’m sure will prove very interesting.
Lastly, and this is another book I look forward to reading, is What Ever Happened to Baby Peggy? It’s an autobiography by Diana Serra Cary (born Peggy-Jean Montgomery) of her life as a Hollywood child star. Baby Peggy, as she was known, was a huge global star long before Shirley Temple, but relatively unknown to us today. I’ve always been fascinated by the Golden Years of Hollywood and this book goes right back to the pioneering days of the big screen and silent movies.
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