My favourite writers

Below are a few of my favourite writers and books. No particular reason, I just felt like listing them.

Italo Calvino: Mr Palomar
Robert Walser: The Walk and other stories
John Berger: pretty well everything he wrote
W G Sebald: The Rings of Saturn, and others
Fernando Pessoa: The Book of Disquiet
John McGahern: Amongst Women, That They May Face the Rising Sun
J A Baker: The Peregrine
W S Graham: his poetry, particularly The Nightfishing
T S Eliot: Four Quartets
Jonathan Raban: Coasting, Passage to Juneau
John Cage: Silence

And while we’re at it, two of my favourite painters

Ivon Hitchens
Peter Lanyon

About Terence Sackett

I am a writer and designer. I live in Nether Stowey, which is on the borders of the Quantock hills. I am a committee member of the Friends of Coleridge, and wrote and designed the booklet/visitor guide for the National Trust’s Coleridge Cottage. I look after the website for the Friends ( My novel about Siamese twins titled ‘Riven is now on Kindle. It can be read with a free downloaded Kindle app for an iPad, smartphone, tablet, or computer. The book is available from Amazon. What’s it about? Brief blurb below: It is the story of the Victorian painter Thomas Tait Genoa and his desperate flight through the West Country to save his conjoined twin daughters from the surgeon’s knife. This was before the era of anaesthetics. A 5-start bAmazon review: 'A masterpiece, truly deserving of the five star rating I have given it. The very human experience described so eloquently could not fail to tug at the heart of any parent who has ever gazed on a poorly child in the dark hours of the night and anguished over what to do for the best. This novel might be set in a very particular time and space but the heartfelt emotions of the protagonists are timeless, I have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful work to anyone who has a heart.
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