Sarah Stamp

Sarah is assistant to Julian Alexander and Ben Clark. In a bookshop, she often finds herself roaming women’s fiction – both commercial and literary – drawn to those featuring off the wall characters and elements of magical realism. She is, of course, partial to a literary romance too. Having studied Classics, she would love to see brand new ideas in (pre WWI) historical fiction and low fantasy, especially in an international setting.

In non-fiction, she collects cookbooks (her current favourite is Dumplings & Noodles by Pippa Middlehurst), beautiful food writing, and narrative memoirs.

Her favourite reads this year have been The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey, Bunny by Mona Awad, The Midnight Chicken by Ella Risbringer, The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley, If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha, and the eleventh novel in her favourite series, The Chronicles of St. Mary’s by Jodi Taylor. Her favourite book of all time is The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

When not working, she is exploring London, growing plants (often unsuccessfully) in her tiny flat, and hyper-fixating on the latest recipe she is trying to perfect.