If you’re a regular follower of my blog, Twitter account or Goodreads blog, you should know by now that I’m a fanatical lover of books and reading.
My father worked for a book publishers and when my brother and I were young children, dad would bring home boxes of free books and my love and respect for books was nurtured from a young age.
In some ways, I’m glad I grew up in the 1970’s and early 1980’s before the rise of the computer, mobile phones and multi-channel TV. The Britain of my youth was three TV channels which were not 24 hours, board games and books. A rainy day during the school holidays was an excuse to tuck into a great book or a visit to our local library.
My favourite authors as a child were Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter and Enid Blyton. I also loved the Moomin books…