Today Carol Cooper is stopping by to partake in our Favourite Five feature. Hampstead Fever is out now in eBook and paperback. Welcome to Love Books Group Carol, delighted you could be here.
In a London heatwave, emotions reach boiling point…
Ex-con Dan has it all. The perfect job and a new baby with his dream woman. So why is he still an outsider?
Laure had baby Jack late in life. It’s only natural she’s a little over-protective. Motherhood is terrifying.
After surviving serious illness, Sanjay’s got his life back. Now he wants adventure. Where does that leave girlfriend Harriet?
Karen’s love life is reduced to casual sex with the football coach. As a divorcee with four kids, romance is on her to-do list, just below the laundry.
Doctor Geoff’s relationship with actress Daisy is bound to be a bit dramatic. But why all the mystery?
A slice of contemporary multi-cultural London life to make you laugh, cry, and nod in recognition.
Favourite Five with Carol Cooper
- What’s your favourite book cover by another author and why?
I love the cover of Tony Parsons’s novel Man and Boy, with its simple photo of two pairs of shoes. There’s so much sentiment in the man’s shoes next to the boy’s, and there’s humour too.
- What is your favourite time to read?
My favourite time is after lunch, or in the morning before getting out of bed. Unfortunately, these are also times when I should be working, so it doesn’t often pan out for me.
- Do you have a favourite snack to nibble whilst reading?
No. I try not to eat and read at the same time, but, if you were to force me to have something, it would be marinated olives. Since my cat loves them too, I can’t leave them out or she would lick them all.
- Who is your favourite book character that has stayed with you long after the book ended?
Anita Hall in An Unknown Woman by Jane Davis. She’s 46 and loses everything she owns in a house fire, forcing herself to re-evaluate who she is and everything she has done in her life, as well as her relationships. It’s easy to see why the book has won awards.
- What is your favourite book quote?
“If you can keep your head when all about are losing theirs, it’s just possible that you haven’t grasped the situation.” It’s from Jean Kerr’s hilarious book Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, published in 1957 and still as true today. She was a playwright trying to work at home, while raising four boys. As a writer and mother of three sons, I get a lot of what she said.
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