Josephine Moon's first novel, The Tea Chest (2014), delighted readers with its strong heroine and enchanting story. It became an instant success. Her second novel, The Chocolate Promise (2015), was a love-story with a difference set in luscious Provence and rural Tasmania and was also a bestseller. The Beekeeper's Secret, a novel of family and the happiness, guilt and grief that can lie within them, has just been released. You can buy it here.
Moon selects the five books that inspired her to become a writer.
Written from the point of view of the horses, this series had me mesmerised from the first words. As a diehard tragic horse lover, particularly of grey horses, this book took me deep into the world of wild horses in Australia and made me a reader, which is of course the first prerequisite for being a writer. (I have many fond memories of racing to my school library with my cotton library bag swinging by my side, my heart fluttering, wondering of the next book would be on the shelf.) The Australian landscapes let my imagination play in my backyard. In fact, I wrote my first book at the age of nine, entitled "Starlight the Brumby". Gee, I wonder what influenced that!
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Austenland, based on the book by Shannon Hale, will soon be gracing our screens.On July 10, 2013
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