Each week Reaction Weekend brings you Favourite Things – interviews with interesting people about the skills, hobbies, pleasures and past times that make them who they are.

Marina Kemp is a best-selling author based in London. Her novel Nightingale was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Young Writer List, following the story of a young woman who moves to rural France to become a carer for a tyrannical elderly man. Kemp also co-founded Ink Academy, a hub for bespoke creative writing courses and tutorials.

These are a few of her favourite things…

Glimpses of stranger’s domesticity