I have been tagged by stuckinabook - so here we go!
1. Who’s your all-time favourite author, and why?
Oh dear - Jane Austen is my earliest love, but I think she is in a tie with Henry James, Sebastian Faulks and Evelyn Waugh. They all make comments on the social scene - but in such different ways!
2. Who was your first favourite author, and why? Do you still consider him or her among your favourites?
Oh, I used to adore Enid Blyton. It's because of her I went to boarding school. I couldn't possibly read her now!
3. Who’s the most recent addition to your list of favourite authors, and why?
I went to a literary event in March on 'Daphne' by Justine Picardie, read it, loved it, searched out all her other works and think she's a very talented and honest writer. Daphne du Maurier is also fast becoming someone whose work I love.
4. If someone asked you who your favourite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth? Are there any you’d add on a moment of further reflection?
Right now? How long have you got? Ok - Jane Austen, Daphne du Maurier, Justine Picardie, L.M. Alcott, Colm Toibin, Ian McEwan, Sebastian Faulks. I could go one, but this list would go on all night, and I have to unstack the dishwasher and go to bed!
I tag the following people to do this too, but join in if you want, even if I haven't tagged you!
Geranium Cat's Bookshelf
I don't want to go to bed - the magic of the weekend will really have finished by tomorrow morning!