We are so thrilled to chat with Suellen Dainty, author of The HousekeeperHere, Suellen shares a few facts about herself and gives us a sneak peak into her workspace!

The London Library in St James Square London. A perfect place to write and think.


A glass of water, and a pile of books. I like to have about three or four on the go at once. Right now, I’ve nearly finished Kate Moretti’s The Vanishing Year – a terrific thriller – and I’m half way through Tessa Hadley’s The Past, which I’m enjoying for the wondrous prose and have just started re-reading Doing Good Better by William Macaskill.  I’m also reading The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd.

What I choose to read depends on how tired I am, or my mood at the end of the day.

It’s a question – what made you think of that?

1. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler:  line for line, one of the best writers around.

2. A Little Life by Hanya Nahagihara: her ability to dig below the surface, to make every moment and thought count makes this one of my modern classics.

3. Atonement by Ian McEwan: a perfect combination of plot and character.

4. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt:  Some thought that the plot was implausible, but I was swept away by her amazing story telling talent.

5. The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith:  I was mesmerized from the first paragraph.   Written in 1955, it hasn’t dated one bit.

 What book inspires you most? Tell us below!

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