I have lots of favourite authors but my most recent love affair is with Robin McKinley. Previously I’ve read extracts from her novels over the course of my studies but most recently I read Sunshine, Rose Daughter, Beauty and I’m making my way through Deerskin. Her books are my favourite “stay in bed all day” books; I can’t read them on the train or sitting on the couch. I have to be intimate with the pages, the characters, and be completely absorbed in their world. Her women are strong, her men have faults, and her writing competely consumes you.