Eclectic Collection of Authors

Apart from Ancient Writers, Poets, Mythographers, Philosophers, Historians, here’s a sprinkling of authors I’ve enjoyed prior to 2020

Fortification of my Writing Soul comes from many sources, notably family, friends, lecturers, well-known and not so well-known authors who swept me into intriguing worlds.

(Here’s a link to Some Books and Stuff I have Pored over for A Greek Matinée which consists mainly of reference books.)

The list below, in no particular order, is mainly of Novelists I’ve enjoyed:

Marion Bradley Gabriel Garcia Márquez
Colin da Silva Nancy Cato
Kris Waldherr Paul Coelho
Mia Couto Orhan Pamuk
Freya Stark Marco Polo
Gertrude Bell Geraldine Brooks
Virginia Woolf Michael Korda
Vita Sackville-West Ken Follett
Adrienne Mayor (“The Amazons”) Wilbur Smith
Margaret Atwood Robert Skimin
Margaret Drabble Robert Shea
Maya Lunde Paul Scott
Rumer Godden Bryce Courtenay
Christian Cameron Derek Lambert
Harry Sidebottom Susanna Tamaro
Umburto Eco Lucia St.Clair Robson
Rafik Schami James A. Michiner
Michael Swanwick George MacDonald Fraser
Agatha Christie M.G. Vassanji
Arundhati Roy Miguel de Cervantes
Salman Rushdie Péter Esterházy (translated from Hungarian)

…and dozens more including Mary O’Hara, Leslie Rees, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Herman Melville who started my love of books supported by my father who gave the-then-twelve-year-old me, “Sinuhe The Egyptian” by Mika Waltari translated into English by N.Walford, my first “grown-up’s book” to read.

Did you see the books I received for Christmas? Here’s the link About Me, Books & Things then scroll down. Alternatively, here they be:

Books for AGM 2 4B

Have you read any of these?



Author: agreekmatinee

My interests and playtime: Writing, Reading, Swimming in the Sea, Gardening, Art: painting, drawing, printmaking (intaglio, lino cut, woodcut); Travel, Ancient History, Archaeology, Exploration, playing Chess, Family, Friends, chili in my tea

7 thoughts on “Eclectic Collection of Authors”

  1. Elizabeth, This is an eclectic list of authors, but you omitted A.S. Byatt. You enjoyed her work but have reservations about Possession.


    1. Not so much reservations, just struggling. Moral, not to take a book to bed particularly when I’m dead-tired (after long hours tooth-combing A Greek Matinee). Unfortunately I lost your message regarding AS Byatt you posted at Manuscript Reader Comments. Moral not to try to approve via my phone! I’ve not yet finished reading “Possession” nor “A Whistling Woman”!


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