Thursday, 31 March 2011
The author of the Earth's Children series, Jean Auel, was interviewed on Woman's Hour on Radio 4 on Monday. The interview is available for a few more days here (it starts at 31min 40sec). I have only read The Clan of the Cave Bear, which is the first in the series. It was one of the first books I took out of the library when I got my adult ticket. I was probably about 12 or 13. I absolutely devoured it, loved it. I remember that my dad was a bit disapproving, he asked me if it wasn't 'a bit racy!' I remember that clearly because I was so embarrassed! For some reason I never read any more of the series, possibly there weren't any more in the library, or possibly I just didn't want to have to sneak them past my dad! They are immensely popular books and have sold 45 million copies. And apparently Hillary Clinton is a fan.