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Sunday, 14 May 2017

My Favourite Things by Milly Johnson, Author


Food Savoury and sweet:
I could eat egg fried rice until the cows come home.

And sweet: a tarty lemon (uncooked) cheesecake on a digestive base hits the spot. Has to be served with clotted cream!

I’m a red wine girl. I’ll drink any colour - white, pink, purple, green… but if I had to pick one it would be a rich, beautiful South African Pinotage.

The Corpse Bride - I absolutely loved it.

Jane Eyre - I wish I had a pound for every time I’ve read it.

Jane Austen. Author of my second favourite book Persuasion, but I’ve read everything she has written and I’ve loved them all.

Captain Wentworth in Persuasion - when Ciaran Hinds played him in the TV adaptation… I was goo. The man, the uniform… sigh!!!

Message in a Bottle by the Police. It reminds me of being a teenager.

Holiday destination:
Venice - there is nowhere on earth quite like it. If you haven’t been - you must!

I cannot pick between a cat and a dog. I love them equally.

Place to write:
My office. It’s my space and it’s light and comfortable with all my favourite things around me. And loads and loads of stationery.

Late Spring - May time. When the bluebells come out (favourite flower!)

I do love Christmas very much, though I hate New Year with a passion. I have no idea why - maybe it’s the weight of all expectation to make yourself into a better person overnight with all those stupid resolutions!

Inspirational quote:
‘Great things never came from comfort zones.’

Thing in the whole world:
My vintage Lulu Guinness handbag. I adore it.

The Queen of Wishful Thinking is available to buy now 
It’s the story of an antiques shop which changes the fortunes of two people who really should be together but aren’t. It’s a story of friendship and loyalty and how people are much stronger than they think they are. And how, when life offers you chances, to grab them with both hands!

Milly Johnson was born, raised and still lives in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. As well as being an author of 13 published novels, 2 short story books and 2 novellas, she is also a copywriter for the greetings card industry, a joke-writer, a columnist, after dinner speaker, poet, BBC newspaper reviewer, and a sometimes BBC radio presenter.

She won the RoNA for Best Romantic Comedy Novel of 2014 and 2016 and the Yorkshire Society award for Arts and Culture 2015.

She writes about love, life, friendships and that little bit of the magic that sometimes crops up in real life. She likes owls, cats, meringues, handbags and literary gifts - but hates marzipan. She is very short.

Milly's website is She is on Twitter @millyjohnson and has a Facebook page (just google Book Page of Milly Johnson). She also has a monthly newsletter with exclusive, news, offers and competitions.


Thank you for joining us today Milly and for sharing your favourite things.

Book Angel x

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