Hello Atelier 013
In the fall of 2001, I found myself living in a central London flat with three other girls whom I barely knew. We were all in England for a semester abroad, each of us having traveled from the Midwest for our first time overseas. We were lucky – some students were parceled out to buildings on the edge of town while ours was just off of Regent Street in a swanky building. (Rumour had it that one of the neighbors had not one, but two original Warhols hanging in their flat).
Why they allowed a bunch of students to live in such a nice place is beyond me, but it was in that flat that I met this week’s guest. There she was, sitting on a shelf in our living room. Or, I should say, her book was. I picked up Sally by Freya North and zoomed through it. When I was finished, I headed straight for Fen, another of Freya’s titles on the shelf. After Fen, I headed to the bookstore, and ended up coming home at the end of that semester with all her books in hand (and no, I didn’t steal them from the apartment, I bought my own copies).
I now have a full library of all of Freya’s 14 novels. While eagerly awaiting her new releases I often dip back into the older books, revisiting the characters as if they were old friends. While I have stacks of new books to discover, it is hard, sometimes, to eschew picking an old favorite.
What’s happening in Freya’s world:
- FreyaNorth.com – Read all about Freya and stay in the know for her newest novels!
- Alexander Technique – A process of realigning your body that Freya uses to help her back.
- Hertford Children’s Book Festival – Read more about the children’s book festival that Freya founded.
- Virago Books – A publisher of books written by women. Freya once worked at Virago choosing covers for their modern classic division.