Welcome to the Inheritance Books soda, Suzy Turner – who is a novelist, Yorkshire expat and a whole load of other things besides. I’ll go get the tea and biscuits, in the meantime, why don’t you tell us a bit about yourself, Suzy.
I’m a Yorkshire lass who moved to Portugal with my family when I was ten years old. Since then, I found my soulmate at sixteen, married him at 22 and we’ve just celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. Funnily enough, we both moved to Portugal in 1986.
I’m a former newspaper features writer and magazine editor and now full time author, yoga instructor and lifestyle blogger. We still live in the Algarve and enjoy a really wonderful life here. We’re about to start building our dream home so we’re really excited!
Which book have you inherited from the generation above? Why is it special?
Strangely enough I’d probably have to say Memoirs of a Geisha. It’s the only book I’ve read several times over the years. It’s not in the genre that I usually read and it’s also set in Japan which isn’t a place I usually read about. But there’s just something about that story that gets me every time I read it. It’s a beautifully written tale about a young girl’s life and how she finds herself becoming a very well known geisha. It’s an enchanting tale, to say the least. I know you said to only mention one but I had to also mention The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I read it the first time for A’level English and I couldn’t believe that something so unique and futuristic could be a part of school reading! It had such a profound effect on me that I developed a fondness for dystopia (weirdly!).
I’ll let you off, just this once, and let you have two. Which book would you like to leave to future generations? Why?
I’d have to say the Harry Potter books. I’m a huge fan of the series (you could probably call me obsessive lol) and I just love the way JK Rowling created something so very magical that has captured the minds of so many millions of people all over the world – all ages too. That’s not something that is easily done, either! The stories are all utterly captivating – every last detail is pure magic in my opinion and I think everyone should try reading at least one of the books.
Great choice… wait, that’s seven books. (Personally, if I had to choose one of them, I’d go with HP and the Prisoner of Azkhaban).
Thanks for sharing your Inheritance Books with us Suzy. All the best with your latest book.
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