I am joint owner of the bookshop. Often to be found chasing publicists (via email, not around the shop) regarding author events, or looking slightly stressed about the literary festival. My favourite moments are the swapping of book recommendations, coffee in hand, during ‘Book for All Seasons’ consultations. I have a nerd’s delight in cross-merchandising titles, and will never lose that ‘Christmas morning’ feel of unpacking a box of books. I enjoy modern fiction, poetry and reading picture books with my children. In my spare time I like fiddling around with words on a page, drinking wine and falling asleep on the sofa at a pivotal moment in a film.