Lucy Fishwife

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Occupation Bookseller
Location West London, United Kingdom
Introduction A veritable dustbin of sparkly factoids. Don't let the fact that I smoke Gauloises put you off. It's a habit, not an indication of moral turpitude. I like anything in a martini glass too. I used to say I hated politics, sport and reality TV. Then the Olympics happened. Now I just hate politics and reality TV. My favourite quote is "Why must you tell me all your secrets when it's hard enough to love you knowing nothing?" (Lloyd Cole, for you Google searchers). Optimist by nature, pessimist by experience. Oh, and I'm a ginger.
Interests reading, reading, accumulating useless but fascinating information, sleeping, reading, cooking, reading, eating, timewasting, failing to act my age, biting off more than I can chew, etymology, perfume, being right, losing graciously.
Favorite Movies Tampopo, Night Watch, Day Watch, State And Main, Zazie Dans Le Metro, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, All That Jazz, The Last of Sheila, Blowout, The Right Stuff, Grosse Pointe Blank, The Wicker Man, Wings of Desire, The Boy Friend, The Hudsucker Proxy, Edward Scissorhands, Ratatouille, Singing in the Rain, The Railway Children, The Big easy, Amateur, The Unbelievable Truth, Magnolia, Almost Famous, The Producers (original version), Romuald et Juliette, Novecento, Amateur, Eating Raoul, 2001, To Kill A Mockingbird, Shaun Of The Dead, Moulin Rouge, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, The Possessed (the film a very young Harrison Ford wishes he'd never made - but we love Joan Hackett spitting nails)
Favorite Music Everything except R'n'B reggae and Stockhausen. And see "songs I am annoyingly unable to stop singing" in the sidebar for an idea of how bored I currently am.
Favorite Books Writers rather than books :, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Robert Aickman, Vladimir Nabokov, Charles Williams, Luca Turin, Vikas swarup, Vikram Seth, Jennifer Crusie, John Crowley, Vikram Chandra, Brian Moore, Sei Shonagon, Thomas Pynchon, Shirley Jackson, Aaron Sorkin, Muriel Spark, Kim Newman, Robertson Davies, William Gibson, Northrop Frye, E Nesbit, Damon Runyon, David Sedaris, Jane Gardam, Helen Simpson, Caryl Brahms & S J Simon, Saki, O. Henry, Diana Wynne Jones, David Mitchell, Elinor Lipman, Fleur Adcock, Christopher Priest, Jonathan Coe, Neil Gaiman, Philip Hensher, P J O'Rourke, Shaun Tan, Alexis Deacon, Michael Chabon, Patricia Highsmith, Jaime Hernandez, Gilberto Hernandez, Grant Morrison, Marjane Satrapi, Art Spiegelman, Glenn David Gold, Michael Chabon, Armistead Maupin, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Jacqueline Carey, Ray Bradbury, Arturo Perez-Reverte, A L Kennedy, Joss Whedon, Italo Calvino, Geraldine McCaughrean, Daniel Handler, William Dalrymple, Alan Moore, Muriel Gray, John le Carre, Olivia Manning, Philip Pullman, C S Lewis, Rupert Thomson, John Barth, Graham Joyce, James Lovegrove, Russell Hoban, Randall Jarrell, Robert Graves, Donald Justice, Jonathan Carroll, Phil Rickman, Stephen King, Joe Hill, Angela Thirkell, Edward Eager, Francis Spufford, Daphne du Maurier, McSweeney's, Lloyd Alexander, Harold McGee, Herve This, Brewer's Phrase and Fable, Mary de Morgan, Victoria Finlay, Elizabeth Enright, William Goldman, Tom Stoppard, Jessica Mitford, Sergei Lukyanenko, and while it may be heresy to say so I think the Harry Potter books are a TAD overrated

That can't really be a fish you're standing on, can it?

That's my husband, you insensitive clod.