Author Advent 6: Anne Brooke

"My favourite book this year has been The Winding Stick by Elise Valmorbida - it's a wonderfully quirky and very human account of religion, friendship and garages and is, to my mind, a classic in the making. (You can see my full review for Vulpes Libris here. ) Plus the author herself was very lovely when certain aspects of my review upset some readers (including her own publisher), and I was hugely grateful for her support - much appreciated in the tricksy literary world!"

Anne Brooke
The Bones of Summer

Each day until December 24th an author featured at TVFH over the last few years tells us of their favourite read of 2009 in our Author Advent. You'll have to provide your own chocolates and there's no little door to open, but you could try placing your hand over your eyes and then removing it again. Authors include the likes of Julian Barnes, Iain Banks, Paul Torday, Patrick Gale and Marina Lewycka. And for those of you who like lists, we'll list them all on December 29th.

Photo credit boxes: Ali Edwards

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