A perfect Sunday with... Genevieve Cogman

The Great British Bake Off, Arsenic and Old Lace, and toppling gods!

A perfect Sunday with... Genevieve Cogman

Every week, a top writer, artist or creator reveals how they’d fill their perfect Sunday, sharing their favourite comfort reads, movies, food… anything that would make their weekend great.

Today, it’s the turn of author of The Invisible Library and Scarlet, Genevieve Cogman

Genevieve’s perfect Sunday… brunch

Smoked salmon from the Pished Fish, some avocado, bread and butter, perhaps a few slices of cucumber, and a nice cup of coffee afterwards.

Genevieve’s perfect Sunday… read

Something by Terry Pratchett. Perhaps THE TRUTH, or MONSTROUS REGIMENT, or GOING POSTAL. Complex, beautiful, hilarious, moving, brilliant.

Genevieve’s perfect Sunday… comic

Kill Six Billion Demons! Weird and exotic fantasy, fabulous and fantastic. “Murder the Gods and Topple Their Thrones!”

Genevieve’s perfect Sunday… movie

Arsenic and Old Lace. “For a gallon of elderberry wine, I take one teaspoon full of arsenic, then add half a teaspoon full of strychnine, and then just a pinch of cyanide.”

Genevieve’s perfect Sunday… TV binge

The Great British Bake Off – interesting, friendly, cheerful, feel-good, and whets an appetite for supper.

Genevieve’s perfect Sunday… podcast

Breaking The Glass Slipper is always good – one needs to think outside the lines, even on Sundays!

Genevieve’s perfect Sunday… album

Something by Mylene Farmer. Perhaps Ainsi soit-je or Innamorento.

Genevieve’s perfect Sunday… treat

Sitting comfortably in front of the television with a musical or opera or theatrical performance on (Gilbert & Sullivan, Takarazuka, etc – it has to be something which I enjoy listening to as much as watching) and some knitting or quilting in my lap and a mug of coffee within reach.

Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman is out now from Tor UK.

Revolutionary France is no place to be, especially for aristocrat vampires facing the guillotine. . .

But the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel are determined to rescue them. And they have an ace up their sleeve: Eleanor, a lowly maid from an English estate with a striking resemblance to French royalty. The mission? Travel to France in disguise, impersonate Queen Marie Antoinette and rescue the royal family. If they succeed, it’ll be the heist of the century. To carry out the League’s ambitions, Eleanor will have to break every rule of maid’s etiquette. She’ll disguise herself as a man, negotiate with powerful vampires and evade the Revolution’s chief agent, Citizen Chauvelin. Obsessed with the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel, Chauvelin will stop at nothing to unmask him – even if Eleanor pays the price.

But there’s more to fear than ardent Revolutionaries. For Eleanor stumbles across a centuries-old war between vampires and their fiercest enemy. And they’re out for blood . . .

Genevieve Cogman
is the bestselling author of The Invisible Library series. She started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSc in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist. She has also previously worked as a freelance roleplaying game writer. Genevieve Cogman's hobbies include patchwork, beading, knitting and gaming, and she lives in the north of England.