Elizabeth Gilbert

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Elizabeth Gilbert is a bestselling American author, most widely known for her 2006 memoir Eat Pray Love, an international success, turned into a movie in 2010. Elizabeth Gilbert worked as a journalist and has written both fiction and non-fiction, including her latest novel City of Girls (2019).

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    Wolf Hall

    By Hilary Mantel

    Recommended by: Elizabeth Gilbert
    Publish Date: 2009 Awards: 2009 Man Booker Prize
    Hilary Mantel’s acclaimed masterpiece is the first instalment in the Wolf Hall trilogy, tracing the rise of Thomas Cromwell under the cruel and capricious Henry VIII. A shrewd and ambitious self-made man, Cromwell emerges as a powerful force within the…
  • David Copperfield

    By Charles Dickens

    Recommended by: Elizabeth Gilbert
    Publish Date: 1850
    Deemed by Dickens as his ‘favourite child’, David Copperfield is the most autobiographical of Dickens’ novels. In it, the protagonist recounts his life from his childhood to the discovery of his writing talent and eventual success as a novelist. Populated…
  • Jack Aubrey Novels

    By Patrick O’Brian

    Recommended by: Elizabeth Gilbert
    Publish Date: 1969 – 1999
    Adventurous and gripping, the Jack Aubrey novels comprise twenty completed volumes and one unfinished set during the Napoleonic Wars and centred on Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his ship’s surgeon Stephen Maturin. In 2004, O’Brian’s unfinished novel…
  • The Yellow House

    By Sarah M Broom

    Recommended by: Elizabeth Gilbert
    Publish Date: 2019 Awards: 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction
    When Sarah M. Broom’s mother bought a shotgun house in New Orleans, it was 1961 and life seemed full of promise. Widowed, Sarah’s mother remarried, and the house came to host twelve children. But when her husband died, that same…
  • Brother of the More Famous Jack

    By Barbara Trapido

    Recommended by: Elizabeth Gilbert
    Publish Date: 1982
    Barbara Trapido’s acclaimed and beloved debut, Brother of the More Famous Jack redefines the coming-of-age novel through the story of eighteen-year-old Katherine. As she enters the eccentric home of Professor Jacob Goldman, the young Katherine seems to have finally found…
  • The Summer Book

    By Tove Jansson

    Recommended by: Philip Pullman & Elizabeth Gilbert
    Publish Date: 1972
    An elderly artist and her six-year-old granddaughter Sophia spend their summer together on a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland. As they explore the nature on the island, they talk about their life and feelings, yet never mentioning the…