|Circe Invidiosa by JW Waterhouse|
Jill writes under the alias Damaskcat and, as she says that she hates having her photo taken, uses one of her favourite paintings as her profile picture. (I know the feeling but I'm sure she really has no need to fear the camera.)
So, enough of an introduction. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy.
Jill, welcome to the blog. Would you tell us a bit about yourself. Have you always been such an avid reader?
Thank you for inviting me, Harriet. Yes, I have. I’m in my 60s now and I have always read a lot ever since I first learned to read. My parents always knew I could be found sitting in a corner with my nose in a book. I live on my own and am currently recovering from the death of my long term partner nearly two years ago. Reading has been my lifeline since he died but I have always read a lot and reading has helped me get through many crises over the years.
Probably the characters from the books listed above. I think I would serve a traditional English meal of roast beef with all the trimmings followed by apple pie or apple crumble though there would need to be a vegetarian alternative for some of the characters from Phil Rickman’s books. They are all very much English characters and would be at home with that meal.