The Authors Bookshelf – Lizzie Page @LizziePagewrite

Welcome back to The Bookshelf. Each week I feature an author or book blogger and talk about their bookshelf with them. It’s a light-hearted, book focused, Q&A.

Lizzie Page is author of The War Nurses trilogy released this month on Bookouture. I’m so pleased to have her here taking part in The Bookshelf and I hope that you enjoy her answers! As always details of her bookshelf are at the end!

What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?

The Peppermint Pig’ by Nina Bawden. (I think the appeal was that it was so far removed from my own 1970’s suburban life)

What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?

I’ve just bought ‘The Undercover Mother’ by Emma Robinson. I met Emma recently and she’s lovely. I know her book will be super-funny.

Which book have you most recently read from your bookshelf?

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittan. (A must-read about women and the first world war.)

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Great on family dynamics.)

Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeymoon.

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

The First Bad Man by Miranda July

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

All of these are brilliant!! I read three of these with Book Club and it was lovely to share and discuss our responses.

Which books are you most looking forward to adding to your bookshelf?

Three things about Elsie, by Joanne Canon.

Wartime Brides and Wedding Cakes by Amy Miller

Letters to the Pianist by S.D Mayes.

What was the most recent addition to your writers bookshelf?

Ooh, I don’t really have a writers bookshelf as such! For books about writing – I recommend ‘Writing down the bones’ by Natalie Goldberg – this is enjoyable to read and inspiring – or Stephen King’s ‘On writing’. He really is ‘the master’.

Which of your own books are you most proud of adding to the bookshelf?

The War Nurses!

Which book on your bookshelf do you most wish you had written?

The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain. (Closely followed by ‘Circling the Sun’ by Paula Mclain.)

This is a wonderful book told from the point of view of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife. It’s historical fiction/memoir.

Is there a WIP we can look forward to adding to our bookshelves?

The War Nurses at Christmas!


Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?

This is the least messy one – after a tidy-up!

Lizzie Page’s Bookshelf

About Lizzie Page

I’m on twitter: @LizziePagewrite, facebook: Lizzie Page.

Buy The War Nurses.

The Bookshelf


Lizzie thank you so much for taking part and I wish you all the very best with your books.

Taking Part in The Bookshelf
I’ve currently put a pause on taking new applications for The Bookshelf. I recently put a call-out for participants on Facebook and am currently booked up into July so want to get through most of these lovely people before I open the floodgates again. If you already have a form to return to me, feel free to do so, just be aware there is a quite a wait for spots right now.

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