Hello and welcome to She Reads Novels. My name is Helen and I’m a book lover from the North East of England.
The title of my blog is inspired by a line from Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s 1864 classic The Doctor’s Wife – “She had read novels while other people perused the Sunday papers”. This isn’t completely true, as I do sometimes read the Sunday papers – but I have to admit I would rather be reading a novel!
I particularly enjoy discovering 19th century classics and immersing myself in long historical fiction novels, but I do read other genres too. To give you an idea of the sort of books I like, some of my favourite authors are: Daphne du Maurier, Dorothy Dunnett, Alexandre Dumas, Rafael Sabatini, Sharon Penman, Georgette Heyer, Wilkie Collins, Agatha Christie, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy, the Brontës, Guy Gavriel Kay and Mary Stewart. This blog is a place for me to post reviews of all the books I read and to share my thoughts on reading in general.
Email: shereadsnovels [at] gmail [dot] com
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The picture I am currently using for my WordPress avatar (the image you’ll see beside my name when I reply to comments) is Inseparables, a painting by Australian artist Florence Fuller.