Bestselling novelist Santa Montefiore: My six best books
FINGERSMITH by Sarah Waters Virago, £8.99 I’d love to come up with a plot as clever as this. The twists and turns punched me in the stomach. It’s about deception, very Gothic and a surprising love story as well. And the intricate details of Victorian England are fascinating. I feel like I’m there.
THE ENCHANTED APRIL by Elizabeth von Arnim Vintage, £7.99 My favourite book of all time. This is about four women who respond to an advertisement between the wars to rent a villa in the Italian hills. All have gone to escape but are transformed. It’s written in a light, almost mocking voice, yet... read more
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