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Who and what Mary reads…

My editor asked me to name a few of my favourite writers (including children’s).  I started going down a very deep rabbit hole, so I will leave it with these few (in no particular order).  I also added three of my fav poets at the end.

Isabel Allende  (Chilean)  Her English translator does a top notch job on re-creating her poetic way of thinking/writing.

Val McDermid  (Scottish)

Mark Helprin  (American)

Bram Stoker (Irish)

Ann Cleeves  (English)

Beverly Swirling (American)

Ragnar Jónasson (Icelandic)

Rosalie Fry  (Canadian/Welsh)

Werner Herzog   (German)

Richard Adams (English)

Gabriel Byrne    (Irish)

Beatrix Potter (English)

Alexandre Dumas (French)

Kenneth Grahame  (Scottish)

Camilla Lackberg  (Swedish)

Gail Anderson-Dargatz (Canadian)

Karin Slaughter (American)

Frank McCourt (Irish) Angela’s Ashes was/is a very controversial book due to the accuracy (or lack there-of) of its content, but it is well written and engaging in my opinion, if one keeps in mind that it has likely been exaggerated for affect.

Ian Rankin  (Scottish)

Barbara Kingsolver  (American)

Writers for Rupert Bear Series  Mary Tourtel (English 1920-1935) Alfred Bestall (Burmese/Welsh 1935-1974) Freddie Chaplain (English 1975-1978) James Henderson (English 1978-1990) Ian Robinson(English 1990-2002) Stuart Trotter (English 2008-present)   

Three of my fav poets

Pablo Neruda (Chilean)

Henry David Thoreau   (American)

W.B. Yeats  (Irish)