This week, I’m beyond excited to have Lesley Cookman visiting Inheritance Books. I’ve put extra cushions on the sofa in celebration. Hi Lesley, welcome to Inheritance Books. Please make yourself comfortable. Tell us a bit about yourself while I go make some tea.
I’m an ex-actor, feature writer, model, night club DJ, editor and a current mother of four and grandmother of two. I live with two cats and an occasional boomerang child on the Kent Coast.
Which book have you inherited from the generation above? Why is it special?
I inherited my parents’ entire book collection of Golden Age mysteries, which I was let loose on at the age of nine. They informed my later reading choices and eventually, my writing choices.
Which book would you like to leave to future generations? Why?
Gosh, there are so many! Can I say Complete Works of Shakespeare? Or is that too obvious? If not, Jerome K Jerome’s Three Men In A Boat, which can still make me laugh out loud, and is about the only book which can.
I’m reading Three Men In A Boat at the moment. It makes me laugh too (especially Montmorency).
Thank you for sharing your Inheritance Books with us, Lesley. All the best with your book.
Lesley’s latest book is available to buy now. You can find out more about Lesley on her website and find her on Twitter (@LesleyCookman) and Facebook.