5-4-3-2-1 Natasha Carthew

By Jim Dean, November 5, 2015

We’re thrilled to celebrate The Light That Gets Lost, the highly-anticipated Natasha Carthew novel that’s published by Bloomsbury today, by welcoming Natasha to the site to take part in our 5-4-3-2-1 feature!

5 classics you wish more people were reading today

The Odyssey. Homer. The ultimate, epic stormy sea adventure.

Orlando. Virginia Woolf. The adventures of a poet who changes sex from man to woman and lives for centuries, meeting the key figures of English literary history.

Rebecca. Daphne Du Maurier. You’ll find the best descriptions of Cornwall in Du Maurier’s work and it’s not the place you think you know by visiting on holiday.

The Land. Vita Sackville West. A great country poem.

The Rainbow. DH Lawrence. The exploration of the human soul in multi-colour, I read this book on a loop when I was in my early teens and still visit it occasional to know how good literature can be.

4 pieces of advice you’d give yourself if you could travel back in time to before you became a published author

Know yourself
Know your mind
Know your heart
Know that you are mighty

3 songs that sum up the last novel you wrote perfectly
For The Light That Gets Lost

Radioactive. Imagine Dragons
Tessellate. Alt J
Sin for a Sin. Miranda Lambert

2 places you love to read

In the sun
In a field (a combination of the two is fine)

1 book you’d save from a burning bookcase

Not quite books, but my collection of poetry magazines and journals I’ve been lucky enough to be published in, a documentation of my life since my mid-teens.


Natasha Carthew

What do you think?