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Shelf life: Antonia Hodgson

Dagger-winning historical crime author and editor-in-chief at Little, Brown, Antonia Hodgson picks her five favourite reads with Judith Spelman.

Antonia Hodgson’s first book, The Devil in the Marshalsea, received tremendous acclaim and won her the CWA Historical Dagger Award. She went on to write a sequel and has now completed her third. When you think she is doing this whilst holding down the responsible job of editor-in-chief at publisher, Little Brown, it makes her achievement even more respected.

‘With the first book I was working full time and I worked every weekend, every holiday and every moment I had free and it took me three years,’ she explains. ‘You can’t work like that with every book for the rest of your life so with the second book I took a sabbatical and with this third one I have gone part time. I have been very lucky with Little, Brown because they have been quite understanding and given me the flexibility. I do three days in the office and that means I can spend the rest of the week writing. I no longer am looking for new projects although I look after my existing authors. Of all the books I have chosen, they are absolutely immersive and you can feel you are walking through them.’

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