As the result of a transatlantic parental romance, I was born in America and spent my formative years in central Virginia. I came to Oxford when I was eighteen, read and wrote for three years, then panicked when I realized I had to get a real job. After some dismal office work and some even more dismal waitressing, I now work at Heywood Hill bookshop in Mayfair. It’s been there since 1936 and we specialise in monthly book subscriptions tailored to your personal preferences; check it out.
I generally read anywhere between eleven and seventeen books a month (exceptional circumstances have resulted in much lower or higher figures in given months) and am aiming for 190 in 2018. I sometimes write about coding and digital literature. I also write sporadically but enthusiastically for Litro Magazine, and I’m about two-thirds of the way through writing my first novel, Hungry Generations.
At the moment I am not accepting requests for reviews of any kind. I can’t; too many proofs come in through the bookshop already. If there is something you think I might like to read, please send a hard copy to the shop address: FAO Eleanor, Heywood Hill Bookshop, 10 Curzon Street, London W1J 5HH. If I read it, it is guaranteed air time on the blog’s weekly Reading Diary feature. (Mind you, it is not guaranteed positive air time…)
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