18.05.09 Graeme Neill writing in The Bookseller
Frankenstein, The Grapes of Wrath and Wild Swans are among the titles selected by Labyrinth author Kate Mosse as part of Waterstone's Writers Table campaign. Forty titles, which Mosse chose for influencing and inspiring her writing, went into selected Waterstone's stores on Saturday (16th May).
Mosse's choices span classics (Emily Brontë, Guy de Maupassant, Joseph Conrad), biography (Claire Tomalin, Arthur Koestler, Jung Chang), crime (Ian Rankin, Agatha Christie) and history (Karen Armstrong, Zoé Oldenbourg) to adventure (Jules Verne, H. Rider Haggard), modern fiction (Margaret Atwood, Louis de Bernières, Marilyn French, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) and poetry(T.S. Eliot, Emily Dickinson). Each book features handwritten notes from Mosse explaining her choices.