Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mickey Sumner's six best books

Mickey Sumner is the daughter of musician/actor Sting and producer Trudie Styler. She is best-known for playing Francesca in the TV drama The Borgias. Her latest film is Frances Ha.

One of Sumner's six best books, as told to The Daily Express:
NEVER MIND by Edward St Aubyn

I love the Patrick Melrose series, of which this is the first, and I cannot put them down. This is very dark and twisted but funny and incredibly well written. It starts in the south of France before moving on to New York and then to England. It's great.
Read about the other books on Sumner's list.

"If there is one book, or series, that is, I would want everyone to pick up and read it would have to be the Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St. Aubyn," writes the historian Douglas Smith. "Acerbic, witty, unflinchingly honest and simultaneously heartrending and hilarious, St. Aubyn’s books—Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother’s Milk, and At Last, published in the US earlier this year—are without doubt one of the great literary achievements in English of the past decades. St. Aubyn is one of those rare writers who has to be read and then read again and again."

--Marshal Zeringue