Our Bookends Summer Staycation continues! This week we’re asking our lovely authors, do you have a book that immediately transports you back in time to a holiday when you were younger? Find out what books they said below!
Rosanna Ley, author of THE ORANGE GROVE
A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena De Blasi is a book that takes me back to my first trip to Venice, which was my first trip to Italy and my moment of falling in love (with Italy)… I was staying near Lake Garda which was so beautiful but it was the day trip to Venice that changed my life. This book is packed with the flavours of the city and it brings all my memories of Italy back to me more than any other book I can think of.
Jill Mansell, author of AND NOW YOU’RE BACK
Kate Sawyer, author of THE STRANDING
I read Little Women when I was ten years old in Spain. I swallowed it down in two days, trying to keep cool by lying in my underwear on the terracotta tiles of the bedroom floor. The room was lit red through the curtains that were drawn against the fierce sun. It is so hard to separate that feeling of heat when I re-read it- even when the March sisters are struggling to stay warm in the cold! I was so engrossed in the story, I remember being livid that I had to put it down to join my family for dinner- a rarity, eating is one of my greatest pleasures!
Ruth Druart, author of WHILE PARIS SLEPT
No, afraid not!
Harriet Walker, author of THE WEDDING NIGHT
I read and re-read the original Bridget Jones’s Diary about three times in one week on a Greek island when I was a teenager. Felt v grown up.