1. What's your favourite novel and what do you love about it?
This is always a difficult one because there are so many books I love in equal measure. I'll say, 'Devil's Cub' by Georgette Heyer, today. I love it because both the hero and his father (it's a sequel to 'These Old Shades') are the sort of men who could definitely steal my heart. It's full of brilliant dialogue and has action and adventure in spades. It's the kind of book that leaves you smiling, long after you've read it.
2. Do you have any pet peeves in fiction?
Endings that leave me feeling dissatisfied. By that I mean, where I'm left to draw my own conclusions or where the end is such a complete surprise that I think, where did that come from? Unless it's a mystery or murder, in which case a surprise ending is good.