Lucie Whitehouse was born in Gloucestershire in 1975. She read Classics at Oxford University and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of The House at Midnight, the TV Book Club pick; The Bed I Made and Before We Met, which was also a Richard & Judy pick and an ITV3 Crime Book Club selection. Her latest novel is Keep You Close, published by Bloomsbury. You can buy the book here.
Lucie Whitehouse shares her five most influential books.
Enid Blyton was catnip to me when I was a child – I have precise memories of our copy of The Magic Faraway Tree in its shiny pea-green cover. Of all her books, though, Smuggler’s Top was the one. It had it all: a wild gothic location – the weird house on the Top with its network of catacombs; smugglers; mad scientists, and a sinister manservant named Block. Spot the eight-year-old who loved malign forces at work in darkness… Small wonder I grew up to write suspense; this helped plant the seed.
Enid Blyton’s beloved cottage is for sale. Set in beautiful Buckinghamshire, it is a grade II 17th Century cottage.On July 28, 2015
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As if we weren’t excited enough at the return of Cold Feet! Mike Bullen, the creator/writer of the brilliant BAFTA award-winning series Cold Feet, has penned his first novel.On December 2, 2015
Food and the home are central to our existence. We celebrate all that is good about the home with a selection of stunning books.On April 12, 2016
Kylie Kaden was raised in Queensland and spent holidays camping with her parents and two brothers at the Sunshine Coast, where much of her first book Losing Kate is set....On April 8, 2015
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