Name: Jennie Maizels
Extra-curricular: Too many cats and chickens, making a glittery mess with my two girls, sketching on rare holidays and Prosseco on Fridays.
Literary pet peeves: Devastating endings (still not quite over One Day) and gaping plot holes.
Guilty pleasure: Hello Magazine (only at the dentists obviously) and pointless “raising girls” books.
Favourite fictional character: Pippi Longstocking, a fabulous female role model with enormous gumption.
Other recommended reading: Family Life by Elizabeth Luard, a heart-breaking account of motherhood interspersed with beautiful recipes. Veronica Decides To Die by Paulo Coelho, life affirming and should be given by GPs as an anti depressant.
I also think that by law everyone must read Wuthering Heights and as young as possible, it opens the heart to how strong the force of love can be, it is ‘that’ book that never leaves you, ever.
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