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Location Canberra and Budapest
Introduction I wrote a novel, represented by Sheil Land. One publisher thought it was "compelling, but it wouldn’t be easy to categorize – it is somewhere between ‘literary’ and ‘commercial’, and would need to be one or the other to be pitched for successfully in an acquisition meeting." Another said, 'It’s pacy and gripping, and the plot is great, but it lacks that lighter women’s fiction feeling. The writing is undeniably good but I’m not quite sure how I would position it on our list.'A third commented that it "is a warm, engaging and easy read but this ‘middle market fiction’ is a really tough area', while a fourth considered that, "It is a good story (stories) well told, but just missing the X-factor that would make me fall in love with it." I wanted to write an entertaining novel that I would like when I was in the mood for something thoughtful & amusing that I could enjoy without too much effort. If you would like to read it yourself, you can find it at http://cargocollective.com/Unrealities/Holding-On-a-novel.
Interests Fiction, learning languages, music up to early 20th century, theatre (as a stranger sitting beside me in a theatre observed out of the blue: “at the cinema, you see pictures; at the theatre, you witness wonders”), poetry, food, modern life, Christianity. Trying not to be interested in politics. Very fond of semi colons
Favorite Movies To be added to: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, White Ribbon, Beyond the Hills, Juno, Toni Erdmann, Lost in Translation, Ida, Daguerrotypes, Grand Budapest Hotel
Favorite Music Beethoven
Favorite Books To be added to: The Compleet Molesworth - Geoffrey Williams and Rodney Searle, Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens, Middlemarch - George Eliot, Point Counterpoint - Aldous Huxley, Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy, The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt, Outline - Rachel Cusk