Reads: everything by Professor Brian Cox, and astronaut Tim Peake’s autobiography.
Watches: everything by Professor Brian Cox. Political drama, especially The West Wing and Veep.
An avid star gazer, Aderyn would escape the planet entirely by reading about space and the latest astronomical discoveries. She’d then watch Brian Cox’s TV shows and probably fall a little in love with the way he gazes moodily at the stars. Given the political machinations she comes up against in Talons, she’d also enjoy watching similar manoeuvring on the screen, especially in shows that don’t involve quite as much actual bloodshed and torture.
Reads: The Lord Of The Rings
Watches: The Lord Of The Rings films and Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
Lucien would really identify with the themes of nobility and sacrifice in The Lord Of The Rings. Driven by Aderyn’s comments about his untidiness, he would also watch every series of Marie Kondo available, with the plan of returning to his house at Hatchlands and his rooms at the Silver Citadel to decide what ‘sparked joy’. Despite his best intentions, we’re not sure it’s going to help.
Reads: the Aubrey-Maturin novels of Patrick O’Brian
Watches: RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
Ever since Valentin told him about the boat he built, Aron has wanted to sail, so we think he’d love reading about tall ships, privateers, naval battles and other drama on the high seas. He’d also enjoy watching Russel Crowe in Master And Commander. But his favourite show for binge-watching would definitely be Drag Race – he would adore the snarky banter.
Reads: all the Agatha Christie books she can lay her hands on
Watches: Desperate Housewives
Letya would get through lockdown by embracing her predilection for intrigue. Her favourite Agatha Christie character would be Miss Marple, who (like Letya) has a gift for picking up incredibly useful bits of gossip. She’d watch Desperate Housewives obsessively, revelling in the increasingly over-the-top plot twists and approving of Bree’s exceptional baking skills.
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