I stumbled across The Book of Summers quite by accident, I was half way through February’s book challenge when I saw it mentioned on Twitter for the first time. The title itself is both evocative and alluring and I decided that having completed February’s reading quest, I would indulge in Emylia Hall’s debut before attempting to read Jane Austen in March.
Thus there has been barely a moment since I finished it on Sunday that I haven’t been swept back to hot, rural Hungary and The Book of Summers. And as an individual who has always wanted to write a novel myself, to me, the mark of a good author is someone who inspires me with their writing; Emylia Hall does so in abundance. Read my interview with Emylia here, in which she discusses her Hungarian influences and why she recommends Arvon writing courses to fellow aspiring authors.