Thursday, September 14, 2017

Eva Woods' foreign flair...plus a book giveaway

Photo by Jamie Drew
We're pleased to have Eva Woods at CLC today to feature her latest novel, Something Like Happy (How to Be Happy in UK). Today, she's here to talk about her foreign travels as part of our "Around the World" theme. Thanks to Little Bird Publicity, we have one copy to give away!

Eva was born in Northern Ireland in the early eighties, and now lives in London with her musician boyfriend, where she spends a lot of time dodging urban foxes and tutting at people who are too slow on escalators. She likes to think of herself as being a cross between Jessica Fletcher (only slightly younger), Carrie Bradshaw (only with fewer shoes), and Sylvia Plath (only more....alive). Eva writes crime fiction as Claire McGowan. Aside from writing novels, she teaches creative writing workshops. She enjoys travelling, reading, and drinking far too much tea.

Visit Eva online:
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Synopsis:
Annie Hebden is stuck. Stuck in her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, Annie is still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through the perfect existence she'd once taken for granted—and hiding away is safer than remembering what used to be. Until she meets the eccentric Polly Leonard.

Bright, bubbly, intrusive Polly is everything Annie doesn't want in a friend. But Polly is determined to finally wake Annie up to life. Because if recent events have taught Polly anything, it's that your time is too short to waste a single day—which is why she wants Annie to join her on a mission…

One hundred days. One hundred new ways to be happy. Annie's convinced it's impossible, but so is saying no to Polly. And on an unforgettable journey that will force her to open herself to new experiences—and perhaps even new love with the unlikeliest of men—Annie will slowly begin to realize that maybe, just maybe, there's still joy to be found in the world. But then it becomes clear that Polly's about to need her new friend more than ever…and Annie will have to decide once and for all whether letting others in is a risk worth taking.
(Courtesy of Amazon.)


Countries you've visited?
I think it’s close to 40 – this year I went to Peru and also Denmark for the first time.

Favorite foreign cuisine?
That’s a tough one – either Japanese or French.

Favorite foreign film or movie that takes place in a different country?
I’m a big fan of Battle Royale, though it scares me a bit, too.

Something that interests or fascinates you about another part of the world?
I love the café culture in Paris. I have dream of going to live there for a while and just writing in cafes, soaking up the atmosphere, and working on my books.

Favorite item from a different country that you can't get in your own country?
I’m very upset that we can’t get all the flavors of M&Ms in the UK. It makes no sense!

Which languages do you speak fluently?
French, and also some Chinese and Spanish.

Thanks to Eva for chatting with us and to Little Bird Publicity for sharing her book with our readers.

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16 comments:

Janine said...

I have never seen any foreign films, but one of my favorite movies that takes place in a different country is The Holiday.

Aire para respirar said...

Amelie, oh la la la

traveler said...

Cinema Paradiso. Captivating, emotional, and unforgettable.

Susan Roberts said...

I don't watch many foreign films but my favorite film about another country is Midnight in Paris. I loved that movie!

Nancy said...

I like The Secret Garden and The Sound of Music for films that occur in a foreign country.

Nancy
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Jennifer said...

I love Amélie.

djnbjnon said...

I dont really watch movies especially if the movie is based on a book. I would rather read because you can use your imagination more.

Dianne Casey said...

The Holiday and Me Before You are a couple of my favorite movies that take place in a foreign country.

Rita Wray said...

Dr. Zhivago

Suzy said...

I absolutely LOVE foreign language films. It's very difficult for me to just pick one so I'll give you some of my faves: Amelie, Life is Beautiful, Cinema Paradiso, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Pan's Labyrinth and every one of Pedro Almodovar's films.

Mary Preston said...

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon comes to mind.

Grandma Cootie said...

Chocolat set in France

bn100 said...

Ocean's 12

anna russell said...

The secret garden

Tatum Rangel said...

"The Transporter," which is set in France.

Leslie Lawrence said...

The Transporter.