THE GOLF OMNIBUS by PG Wodehouse
PG Wodehouse was a comic genius. This book of short stories means that on the nights when I’m too tired to concentrate on a novel, I can read a story and then fall asleep with a smile on my face.
A PERFECT HERITAGE by Penny Vincenzi
Penny writes huge doorstopper novels, rich in location and character. This has been on my bedside table for a while, because I was deliberately keeping it for my summer holidays. You need time for a Penny Vincenzi novel!
RENDEZVOUS AT THE RUSSIAN TEA ROOMS by Paul Willetts
I have an advance proof copy of this real-life spy story about a womanising graduate who doubles as a US embassy clerk and a Soviet agent. I know you’re not meant to judge a book by its cover but I just loved the picture of the woman on this and so when I saw it in my publisher’s office I asked if I could have it. One of the perks of being an author!
When he bought me my first telescope my dad also bought me this book on the night sky. It’s maps of the constellations and I love looking at them at night and thinking about the universe we live in. I also feel closer to my dad who died when I was nineteen.
EL MISTERIOSO CASO DE STYLES by Agatha Christie
This is the Spanish translation of Agatha Christie’s first novel THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES. I’m reading it because I know the story well and because I’m trying to improve my Spanish.