Friday, January 18, 2008

Natasha Cooper

Natasha Cooper is the author of six historical novels published under another name, the crime novels in the lighthearted Willow King series, and the grittier Trish Maguire novels.

From a Q & A at her British publisher's website:

What was your favourite childhood book?

The Load of Unicorn by Cynthia Harnett, a wonderful crime novel set in fifteenth-century London. The main character is Bendy (Benedict), the youngest son of a master scrivener, who goes to work for William Caxton, even though they know that Caxton's new printing press will destroy the family's business.

Which book has made you laugh?

There are far too many books that have made me laugh to list in one place. If I had to pick only one I think it would have to be Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales.

Which book has made you cry?

Virginia M. Axline's Dibs in Search of Self

Read the full Q & A.

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