As the end of the week (finally) approaches, author of THE HOUSE OF BIRDS Morgan McCarthy lets us in on her perfect weekend. Morgan, would you rather…?
Long lie-in or up with the lark?
Long lie in. Larks may get more done but their smugness makes them terrible company.
Full English or a super-food smoothie?
Full English chased with a super food smoothie to cancel out the calories.
City break or an escape to the country?
The countryside turns to brown sludge around this time of year, so: city.
Bookshop browsing or exploring a library?
Libraries make you give books back, which upsets me, so bookshops.
Re-reading an old favourite or trying something different?
I have read the same book every weekend since 1998 and I see no reason to change now.
Cocktails or coffee?
Cocktails, made by me. I do a great Amaretto Sour, raw egg and all.
Traditional Sunday roast or grand kitchen experimenting?
Going into the kitchen is an experiment for me. So: Sunday roast, made by someone else.
Time to write or time to step away from the computer?
Depends what has been achieved in the week. So, usually: time to write.
The feel of a shiny-new book or the smell of a dog-earned classic?
The smell of a shiny new book.
Dressing up to the nines or jeans & wellies?
Dressing up. Preferably fancy dress. It’s nice, but not necessary, for other people to be in fancy dress too.
Morgan McCarthy’s latest novel, The House of Birds is a beautiful and bewitching story of love, war and second chances.
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