Which Books… Annie Rose

Anni Rose is my favoutie Choc-lit author but that only has something to do with an oven and Bristol Ikea. (I’m in Nottingham) So I am especally excited to interview her on Monday before her next novel “Recipe for Mr Perfect”

Which book do you wish you’d written. author

There are so many. You’re talking to a great Jilly Cooper fan. I’d love to have written Riders, Rivals, Polo, Score etc. Jilly always tells a really cracking story and Rupert Campbell-Black is such a great hero.

Which book cover have you looked at and gone that’s amazing.

I like books that feel nice as well as look nice. One of the ones in my bookcase that springs to mind is “A multitude of Sins” by Richard Ford.  The title is slightly raised and it’s on a matt paper, so feels lovely to handle. The picture on the front is of station but done beautifully using minimal colours. It’s a picture I’d happily hang on my wall. That’s the only downside these days with electronic books, I seem to take less notice of covers than I used to.

 

Which book character/s would you protect from the world?

I am not sure about protect from the world, but I’d maybe make Cinderella aware that foot fetishists might not be the best people for long term romances.

Which was the last book that broke your heart.

I cry quite easily, but the last book to make me cry was “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead – the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It is loosely based around a real-life true case of systemic abuse at a boys’ detention centre in America, so worlds away from the sort of novel I would normally read. But it is beautifully written, very emotional and thought provoking.

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Which book would you make your child/ren read.

I don’t have children, but as a young child I loved both Tom’s Midnight Garden and the Secret Garden. I’d have loved a friend like Dickon, then I moved on to Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers series and wanted to be able to go to boarding school. When horses became an important part of my life so did the Pullein-Thompson sisters and their stories.

Which book would you rewrite in a different genre.

Tess of the D’Urbervilles as a romantic comedy! No, seriously, I’m not sure about different genres but I would definitely give all Thomas Hardy novels a happy ending.

If you could write any genre which one would it be?

I love reading romantic comedies and that’s what I love writing, so I am happy. I also enjoy reading crime novels if they are not too bloodthirsty, but I’m not sure I’d be able to write one.

If you could redesign any book cover which one, would you choose?

Jon McGregor’s – “Lean Fall Stand”. I hate this cover. It’s one I’d give Berni Stevens to sort out.

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Which book taught you the largest lesson about life.

Good Housekeeping Cookery Compendium – I have my grandmother’s copy and it’s still full of her newspaper cuttings and recipes, including her famous Toffee Crispies, which we make regularly. It’s still our go to book for Christmas dinner, although if you’re making Toad in the Hole, use equal quantities of egg, flour and milk and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Which three books would you take on holiday in 2021?

I have most if not all my fellow choc lit authors’ books on my kindle, so, excluding them.

there’s “V2” by Robert Harris, that came out last year and I still haven’t got round to reading it. Mark Billingham’s latest “Rabbit Hole” came out in July and “Redhead by the side of the Road” by Anne Tyler are still on my “to be read” pile.

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Hilarious and heartfelt. The perfect romance

How do you know if you’ve found Mr Perfect or Mr Perfectly Useless?

Jess Willersey realised things with Martin weren’t perfect, but it’s still a shock when he leaves. Is she destined to a singleton lifestyle with only her cat for company, or could a certain hat-astrophic encounter with a handsome stranger at a rather unusual wedding signal a turning point?

At the same time, Jess’s best friends and work colleagues, Maggie and Sarah, are going through their own personal disasters – from shocking family revelations to dodgy dating app-related drama.

To top it all off, it seems that the handsome stranger won’t remain a stranger – and when Neil Jackson turns up at the friends’ offices with yet another bombshell, how long will he stay ‘Mr Perfect’ in Jess’s eyes?

 

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ChocLit-logo-WebAll Anni’s books can be found HERE

 

The Meet the Family post with Anni Rose can be found HERE

 

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