Thursday, 5 May 2011

A Brief Chat with Dr. Martin Jarvis

Dr. Martin Jarvis is the author of Written by Mrs. Bach, one of Shearer's Books of the Month.

What was the last book you read and what are you currently reading?
The last book was The King's Speech. Now reading Pride and Prejudice and enjoying the sheer joy of the prose after a lifetime in non-fiction.

Whose writing do you admire most and why?
Charles Dickens and his ability to describe the scene and really place the reader inside the story.

What's the most fun you've ever had writing?
In my book, Written by Mrs Bach, I wrote a chapter 'The Scholars Get a Chance to Throw Rocks' (chapter 7). It was great fun recounting the metaphoric rocks that have been thrown at my research.

What are you working on next?
Two books underway: A personal history of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and the novel of the 'Mrs Bach' story - an interesting journey!
 Written by Mrs. Bach is available from Shearer's Bookshop

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