Novelist and Reviewer:
Author: The Other Book, The Liberators. The Darkening Path Trilogy: The Broken King, vol. 1;
The King's Shadow, vol. 2, and The King's Revenge, vol. 3.
Also The Double Axe, a retelling of the Minotaur story.
I have always enjoyed my little library of Penguin 60s. I used to save up my pocket money to buy them - they cost 60 pence, which was also the price, at the time, of a copy of The Beano and a bag of tuck. I've always thought them a brilliant idea - they are so easily digestible, and introduced me at a young age to some brilliant authors whose longer works might seem a little too off putting. One of the best things that they brought me was The Story of The Stone by Cao Xuequin, a Chinese romance of the eighteenth century, in several volumes, which I hungrily consumed. These tiny books opened a window onto worlds I'd never seen before; and they are worlds to which I now often return.