Getting to know Rosanna Bellingham – Financial Controller

First of all, what is your role at the agency?

The Agency is alive with deals being done all over the world and it is my job to document these at the point when they appear here in ££s, €€s and $$s, swiftly transmit the funds to our authors and handle all associated admin, reporting and care.

Which book changed your life?

Eric Berne, Games People Play.  Who knew??

 What book are you waiting for?   

 The next Reacher. (Not sucking up. True).

You are stranded on a desert island. You can choose one luxury item to take with you, one celebrity guest to join you and you will be granted one wish (which you cannot use to wish yourself off the island). What and who do you pick? 

I am reluctant to whisk anyone to a desert island with me – I am scared of mice and not practical.  So, possibly someone dead who might be glad to be doing anything again, maybe Christopher Marlowe, Henry Fielding or Dostoyevsky. Or a childhood companion like Diccon from The Secret Garden in which case my wish would be to be 7 years old. Or I could get over myself and choose Dougie Poynter or Patrick J. Adams and wish to be 17 years old.  My sister would probably ace the luxury item with a spring of fresh water but if it’s allowed I’d choose my bedside table which is equipped with cigarettes, pens, books, a candlestick, phone, writing paper, make-up  – and Volvic.

 Share your favourite quotation:

‘This too will pass.’

3 Comments Add yours

  1. djpaterson says:

    Chain-smoking accountant with a penchant for ex-Military Policeman vigilantes. You sound like a great protagonist, Rosanna. And I know, cigarettes on the bedside table to chain-smoking is a bit of a leap.

  2. Rosanna says:

    No leap at all – most assuredly an heroic fumeuse.
    I love Reacher because he protects the weak, the overwhelmed and the terrorised – “This is the last day. Tomorrow will be different.” (Worth Dying For) The vigilante notion never occurred to me because aren’t they generally mob-handed against some lone wretch rather than massively outnumbered against the vilest of the vile?

    1. djpaterson says:

      When you’re clocking on a bit like me, the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the term vigilante is Charles Bronson. Or The Guardian Angels. So not necessarily a mob-handed gang.

      Being a fan of crime fiction, I’d somehow managed to not read anything by Lee Child until about a month ago. But from the first chapter of the first Reacher book, Killing Floor, I was hooked! (
      A month later I’m on book 10, The Hard Way, and even more hooked. Not looking forward to finishing The Affair and having to wait for publication, like everyone else.

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