Today I’m delighted to welcome author Rose Servitova to the blog to share a little #Booklove. Before we take a look at all of her bookish favourites, here’s a little bit about Rose.
Rose Servitova is an award winning Irish writer whose work has been published in various literary journals and newspapers. When she’s not writing, she works as a job coach for people with special needs and is also involved in organising Limerick’s Jane Austen Bicentenary Festival.
Rose lives in County Limerick with her husband and two children. The Longbourn Letters is her first novel.
You can follow Rose and learn more about her book at the following links:
The Longbourn Letters
Where Pride and Prejudice ends, a new relationship begins.
Good-humoured but detached and taciturn, Mr Bennet is not given to intimacy. Largely content with his life at Longbourn, he spends his evenings in the solitude of his library, accompanied only by a glass of port and a good book. But when his cousin, the pompous clergyman Mr Collins, announces his intention to visit, Mr Bennet is curious to meet and appraise the heir to his estate.
Despite Mr Bennet’s initial discouragement, Mr Collins quickly becomes a frequent presence in his life. They correspond regularly, with Mr Collins recounting tales of his follies and scrapes and Mr Bennet taking great pleasure from teasing his unsuspecting friend.
When a rift develops between the men, Mr Bennet is faced with a choice: he must withdraw into isolation once again or acknowledge that Mr Collins has brought something new and rich to his life.
Tender, heart-warming and peppered with disarming humour, The Longbourn Letters reimagines the characters of Pride and Prejudice and perfectly captures the subtleties of human relationships and the power of friendship
You can purchase a copy of The Longbourn Letters at the following links:
Favourite book from childhood
Anne Of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The first book you fell in love with
Little Women by Louise May Allcott
Biggest book crush
The book character you’re totally in love with
Pride & Prejudice’s Mr Collins
Weirdest book crush
Meetings with Remarkable Trees – Thomas Pakenham
Hardest break up
The book you didn’t want to end
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hoissini
The one that got away
The book in your TBR or wish list that you regret not having started yet.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Guilty Reading pleasure
Rumpole books by John Mortimer
Love one, love them all
Favourite series or genre
All the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
Your latest squeeze
Favourite read of the last 12 months
All We Shall Know – Donal Ryan
Blind date for a friend
If you were to set a friend up with a blind date (book) which one would it be?
Any PG Wodehouse Jeeves & Wooster books
Greatest love of all
Favourite book of all time.
Thanks Rose. Some great choices there, and another nod for Harry Potter. I must admit that aside from watching Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry on TV I don’t know a lot about Jeeves and Wooster. Maybe I need to remedy that huh? And Little Women. I used to read that loads when I was younger.
So what do you think? Are any of these in your list of favourites or maybe some have made their way onto you to be read lists now? Make sure to join me on Saturday when Kate Field will be sharing her personal #BookLove with us all.
Have a fab day all