Christine Wells worked as a corporate lawyer in a city firm before exchanging contracts and prospectuses for a different kind of fiction. In her novels, she draws on a lifelong love of British history and an abiding fascination for the way laws shape and reflect society. Christine is devoted to big dogs, good coffee, beachside holidays and Antiques Roadshow, but above all to her husband and two sons who live with her in Brisbane.
Christine shares the books that have inspired her on her journey to become a writer. Her latest novel is The Wife's Tale. You can buy the book here.
A children’s book that has redefined the word “hero” for me is Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon and subsequent books in the series. Hiccup is a small, weedy boy growing up among Vikings in a world where only the strong survive. However, he has courage, loyalty and a kind heart—not to mention a strategic brain. Forced to make tough decisions at every turn, Hiccup possesses wisdom and compassion that ultimately win the day.
This week we are reading The Unfinished Journals of Elizabeth D by Nichole Bernier.On July 24, 2012
P.D. James wrote more than 20 books. Many of her books included detective Adam Dalgliesh. Roy Marsden played the detective in a series of adaptations for ITV before Martin Shaw...On November 28, 2014
This week we are reading Buddhaland Brooklyn by Richard C Morais.On August 29, 2012
This week we are reading Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.On August 21, 2012
One of our readers, Lucy Osborn, contacted us this week with her top three books on London. Lucy grew up in the UK, but has lived in Australia since 1990.On July 27, 2012
As if we weren’t excited enough at the return of Cold Feet! Mike Bullen, the creator/writer of the brilliant BAFTA award-winning series Cold Feet, has penned his first novel.On December 2, 2015