Friday, May 19, 2017

Lucinda Riley

Lucinda Riley is the New York Times bestselling author of The Orchid House, The Girl on the Cliff, The Lavender Garden, The Midnight Rose, and The Seven Sisters. Her books have sold more than five million copies in thirty languages She lives in London and the English countryside with her husband and four children.

Riley's latest book to appear in the US is The Shadow Sister, the third installment in the seven book series, The Seven Sisters.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
I’m currently tackling the beast that is James Joyce’s Ulysses, as I promised a friend I would attempt it again for the third time to try and make sense out of the book! Having just moved back home to Ireland, it's a fitting time. I’m always fascinated by the background story of the author when he/she was writing a novel and I was told that Joyce was taking medicine prescribed by his doctor while working on Ulysses, which may have contained hallucinatory properties. This has made me see the novel in a different light. Perhaps I’ll be brave enough to take on Finnegan’s Wake next … or maybe I’ll pick up something ‘lighter’, like one of my beloved Inspector Linley novels, by Elizabeth George.

Aside from reading about Leopold Bloom’s journey through Dublin, I’ve been immersed in research for my next book, The Moon Sister, the fifth in the Seven Sisters series, which is focused on the character Tiggy. Paco Sevilla’s biography of the dancer Carmen Amaya, Queen of the Gypsies, has given me fascinating insight into the passion and art of flamenco, and when I was doing research in Granada, Spain I saw the breathtaking dances for myself. I will be tapping my feet to the rhythm of flamenco as I write The Moon Sister.
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