If you could be any character from a book who would it be?

I have two..

Esmerelda “Esme” Weatherwax (also know as Granny Weatherwax or Mistress Weatherwax) who is a character from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. Like Granny, I like to use headology and I have a broom (and I am not afraid to use it!)

Some days I would also like to be Ruth Galloway from the Elly Griffiths Crime novels, I like the idea of being a forensic archaeologist plus I fancy the pants of Cathbad!!

What Astrological sign are you?

A full-blown Gemini


  • Jon Bon Jovi (It’s been a 33 year love affair!!)
  • Whippets (I have two)
  • Narrowboats (I want one)
  • Pom Poms (Don’t ask!)


  • Shoes (I like to be barefooted even in the bookshop!)
  • People who fold the corner of pages (Use a flippin bookmark!)
  • Greyhound Racing (Don’t get me started: YOU bet, THEY die!)
  • Mornings (Am always up late, I was an Owl in a previous life 😉)

Who is your favourite author?

Sir Terry Pratchett (I have read every single Discworld novel – three times, soon to be four) .. Oh and there is also; Phill Rickman and Barbara Erksine and Marion Zimmer Bradley

A surprising fact about yourself.

I used to ride motorbikes and Tap Dance (not at the same time)