I’m delighted and honoured to be invited to make my contribution to Richard Fernandez’ Secret Library. Here are my personal (and secret) three additions.

Cafe thinking

charles-harris-work-desk1.jpgSecret Library today welcomes Charles Harris, whose novel, The Breaking of Liam Glass is out on 29 June. We’ll be reviewing the book in due course but in the meantime Charles has some favourites to share. He is, by the way, a writer, director and script consultant for cinema, television and theatre, has a number of non-fiction and short story titles under his belt, and speaking of belts, he’s a black belt in Aikido and trainer in arts against street violence. Welcome to the library, Charles.

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee

51ZPLrh6-gL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgI don’t know anyone who’s opened this book who hasn’t been immediately enchanted by it. Much less famous than Cider With Rosie – the first in Laurie Lee’s autobiographical trilogy – this sequel finds Lee leaving home on foot with little more than his violin and the determination to make his way by busking…

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