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Guest Editor for April - Nicci French

Guest Editor - Nicci French

In this special section devoted to our Guest Editor of the Month Nicci French discover more about their novels and find out first hand from them the books that have left an indelible mark on their mind and inspired or influenced their writing.



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Thursday's Children A Frieda Klein Novel
Nicci French
April 2014 Book of the Month. Writing as Nicci French, husband and wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French have quickly established themselves as leading lights in the murky waters of psychological crime...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
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Blue Monday
Nicci French
The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when his face is splashed over the newspapers, psychotherapist Frieda Klein is left troubled: one of her patients has been relating dreams in which he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2012
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Tuesday's Gone A Frieda Klein Novel
Nicci French
For Frieda Klein the days get longer, the cases darker... Psychotherapist Frieda Klein thought she was done with the police. But once more DCI Karlsson is knocking at her door. A man's decomposed body has been found in the flat...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/01/2013
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Waiting for Wednesday A Frieda Klein Novel
Nicci French
The third Frieda Klein mystery. She is an insomniac psychotherapist and in this unfortunate case finds herself confidante to both her detective chum and the victim’s son. Other characters from the earlier two books pop in and out and some...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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Complicit
Nicci French
Bonnie Graham is in her friend's flat. She is alone, except for the dead body lying in a pool of blood. What happened? What will she do? And is any or all of it her fault? What was meant to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/03/2011
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Until it's Over
Nicci French
Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010. Nicci French was shortlisted for the Specsavers ITV3 Crime Thriller Bestseller Dagger 2009. Astrid Bell finds her life spiralling out of control when two people she comes in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2008
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll
This is the Penguin English Library Edition of A lice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. ' Curiouser and curiouser! cried Alice (she was so surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2012
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London Journal 1762-1763
James Boswell, Gordon Turnbull
April 2014 Guest Editor Nicci French on London Journal. There are confessional memoirs, self-lacerating memoirs and then there’s Boswell’s journal. I read this account of a young man on the make in 18th London when I was a young...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/08/2010
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
John le Carre, William Boyd
April 2014 Guest Editor Nicci French on The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. There are certain touchstones I have for thriller writing and this is one of them. Its dingy Cold War atmosphere is unmatched, it has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2013
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Moominland Midwinter
Tove Jansson
April 2014 Guest Editor Nicci French on Moominland Midwinter. The books we love as children never leave us. I was completely enchanted by the Moomin books when I was small, and their hold over me seems to have grown....
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/1973
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Waterlog A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain
Roger Deakin
April 2014 Guest Editor Nicci French on Waterlog. Roger Deakin set out to swim his way through the British Isles: an icy, salty, weedy, murky journey in seas, lakes, rivers, canals, moats, even ditches. The result is a frog’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2000
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To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf, Eavan Boland, Maud Ellmann
April 2014 Guest Editor Nicci French on To the Lighthouse. Some people think modernism is chilly and unemotional: not this modernist masterpiece, which made me long to write. It’s a miraculous novel about time, which passes over everything, about...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/12/2004
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April 2014 Guest Editor - Nicci French

 

When it comes to writing two heads are clearly better than One for our Guest Editor this month is two people... Confused, well don't be it's because it is the husband and wife writing partnership that is Nicci French (Nicci Gerrard and Sean French).

 

They have quickly established themselves as leading lights in the murky waters of psychological crime writing and are now well into a brilliant first series, featuring psychotherapist Frieda Kein. Blue Monday was the first thrilling instalment in the Frieda Klein series, followed by Tuesday's Gone. The latest in the series, Thursday's Children, is out now.


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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Alice is as much a part of our cultural memory as Don Quixote or Robinson Crusoe or Sherlock Holmes. Like all great books, you can’t quite grasp: it’s incredibly clever, rather creepy, utterly hilarious. (Fact: The Mad Hatter’s tea party is the funniest set-piece in literature.) And the illustrations are great as well. And it’s got a great sequel!

London Journal by James Boswell
There are confessional memoirs, self-lacerating memoirs and then there’s Boswell’s journal. I read this account of a young man on the make in 18th London when I was a young man not on the make in 20th century Oxford. It taught me that literature must be honest, utterly unsparing, unembarassable, and then some. A story of love, STDs and meeting Dr Johnson.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre
There are certain touchstones I have for thriller writing and this is one of them. Its dingy Cold War atmosphere is unmatched, it has a fiendishly intricate plot that out-Christies Agatha Christie. Even the title is a work of genius. Something to try to live up to.


Nicci Gerrard on...

Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson
The books we love as children never leave us. I was completely enchanted by the Moomin books when I was small, and their hold over me seems to have grown. We’ve read them to our children numerous times. They are funny, eccentric, mystical and profound - madcap masterpieces that speak to the human heart.

Waterlog by Roger Deakin
Roger Deakin set out to swim his way through the British Isles: an icy, salty, weedy, murky journey in seas, lakes, rivers, canals, moats, even ditches. The result is a frog’s eye view of strange and wonderful places. It’s also a glorious tribute to the act of wild swimming, which for him (and for me) is a way to find freedom, exhilaration and peace.

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Some people think modernism is chilly and unemotional: not this modernist masterpiece, which made me long to write. It’s a miraculous novel about time, which passes over everything, about art and the act of writing, about families, about human loneliness, about love.

 

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