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Favourite Writers – Adult

Historical Fiction

  • Isabel Allende – Love and Shadows; The House of Spirits; Eva Luna
  • Margaret Atwood – Alias Grace
  • Vanora Bennett – Portrait Of An Unknown Woman
  • Geraldine Brooks – The Year of Wonders; March; People of the BookCaleb’s Crossing
  • Anthony Capella – The Food of Love; The Wedding OfficerThe Empress of Ice CreamThe Various Flavours of Coffee
  • Tracey Chevalier – The Virgin Blue; Girl with a Pearl Earring; Falling Angels; Remarkable Creatures
  • Christie Dickason – The Firemaster’s MistressThe PrincipessaThe King’s DaughterThe Lady Tree
  • Louise Doughty – Stone Cradle; Fires in the Dark
  • Sarah Dunant – The Birth of Venus; In the Company of the Courtesan;
  • Karen Essex – Leonardo’s Swans
  • Sebastian Faulks – Birdsong; At the Lion d’Or
  • Marina Fiorato – The Glassblower of MuranoThe Botticelli SecretDaughter of Siena;
  • Ken Follett – The Pillars of the Earth
  • Anne Fortier – Juliet
  • Phillipa Gregory – The Queen’s Fool; The White QueenThe Other Queen
  • Kate Grenville –The Secret River
  • Sarah Gruen – Water for Elephants
  • C.W. Gortner – The Last QueenThe Confessions of Catherine de MediciThe Tudor Secret;
  • Joanne Harris – Chocolat; Five Quarters Of The Orange
  • Georgette Heyer – These Old ShadesFriday’s ChildThe Devil’s Cub; The Reluctant Widow; Cotillion
  • Jeanne Kalogridas – I, Mona Lisa; The Borgia Bride
  • Barbara Kingsolver – Prodigal Summer; The Poisonwood BibleThe Lacuna
  • Elizabeth Knox – The Vintner’s Luck; Billie’s Kiss
  • Elizabeth Kostova – The HistorianThe Swan Thieves
  • Karen Maitland – Company of LiarsThe Owl KillersThe Gallow’s Curse
  • Juliet Marillier – Daughter of the Forest; Wildwood Dancing; Cybele’s Secret; Heart’s Blood
  • Katharine McMahon – The Rose Of Sebastopol
  • Rose Melikan – The Blackstone KeyThe Counterfeit GuestThe Mistakan Wife
  • Kate Morton – The Shifting FogThe Forgotten GardenThe Distant Hours
  • Kate Mosse – LabyrinthSepulchreWinter Ghosts
  • Elle Newmark – The Book of Unholy Mischief
  • Iain Pears – An Instance of the Fingerpost
  • Mary Ann Schaffer – The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society
  • Susan Vreeland – Girl in Hyacinth BluePassion of ArtemisiaLuncheon of the Boating PartyThe Forest Lover
  • Lauren Willig – The Secret History of the Pink CarnationThe Seduction of the Crimson Rose
  • Kim Wilkins – Angel Of Ruin; The Autumn Castle; Frost Giants
  • Jeanette Winterson – Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit; The Passion
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafon – The Shadow of the Wind
  • Marcus Zusak – The Book Thief

Fantasy

  • Susanna Clarke – Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrell
  • Alison Croggon – The GiftThe RiddleThe CrowThe Singing
  • David Eddings – Pawn of Prophecy; Queen of Sorcery etc
  • Raymond Feist – Magician; Silverthorn
  • Pamela Freeman – Blood TiesDark Water; Full Circle
  • Neil Gaiman – Stardust
  • Alison Goodman – EonEona
  • Lian Hearn – Across the Nightingale Floor; Grass for his Pillow; Heaven’s Net is Wide
  • Robin Hobbs – Assassin’s Apprentice; Assassin’s Quest
  • Celine Kiernan – The Poison Throne; The Crowded Shadows; The Rebel Prince
  • Robert Jordan – The Eye of the World; The Great Hunt
  • Margo Lanagan – Tender Morsels
  • C.S. Lewis – Till We Have Faces
  • Fiona McIntosh – Myrren’s Gift; Blood and Memory
  • Robin McKinley – Beauty; Rose Daughter; Deerskin
  • Garth Nix – Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen
  • J.R.R Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings; The Hobbit
  • Tad Williams – The Dragonbone Chair; Stone of Farewell
  • Sarah Zettel – A Sorcerer’s Treason; Camelot’s HonourCamelot’s Blood
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley – The Mists of Avalon

Mystery & Crime

  • Alan Bradley – The Sweetness At the Bottom of the Pie; The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag
  • Agatha Christie – The Man In The Brown Suit; The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • Lindsay Davis – The Silver Pigs; Shadows In Bronze
  • John Dunning – Booked To Die; The Sign Of The BookThe Bookman’s WakeThe Bookman’s Promise
  • Kathryn Fox – Skin & Bone; Malicious Intent
  • Ariana Franklin – The Mistress of the Dead; Relics of the DeadThe Death Maze
  • Elizabeth George – A Great Deliverance; Payment In Blood; A Suitable Vengeance
  • Kerry Greenwood – Cocaine BluesFlying Too HighDeath by Water
  • C.S. Harris – What Angels Fear; When Gods Die; What Remains of Heaven
  • Georgette Heyer – Footsteps In The Dark; Why Shoot A Butler?; The Unfinished Clue; No Wind of Blame
  • M.M. Kaye – Death in Kashmir
  • Donna Leon – Death At Le Fenice; The Anonymous Venetian; Blood From A Stone; The Death of Faith
  • Caro Peacock – Death At DawnDeath of A DancerA Corpse in Shining Armour
  • Louise Penny – The Murder StoneThe Cruellest MonthStill LifeA Fatal Grace
  • Anne Perry – Sins of the WolfThe Face of A Stranger
  • Ellis Peters – A Morbid Taste for Bones; One Corpse Too Many; The Rose Rent
  • C.J. Sansom – DissolutionSovereignDark FireRevelationHeartstone
  • Dorothy Sayers – Strong Poison; Have His Carcase; Busman’s Honeymoon
  • Mary Stewart – Madam, Will You Talk; The Moon-Spinners; This Rough Magic; Nine Chariots Waiting;Touch Not the Cat;
  • Patricia Wentworth – The Catherine Wheel; The Listening Eye
  • Minette Walters – The Sculptress; The Scold’s Bridle; The Ice House
  • Martin Walker – The Dark Vineyard; Black Diamond

Classics

  • Jane Austen – Persuasion; Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice
  • Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre
  • Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights
  • E.M. Forster – A Room With A View; Howards End; Where Angels Fear to Tread
  • Harper Lee – To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Mary Webb – Precious Bane