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

Natasha Pulley is a British author. Her book, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, was an international bestseller, won a Betty Trask Award and remained on the Sunday Times bestseller list for much of summer 2016. Pulley has lived in China, Peru and Japan whilst researching her books and teaches on Bath Spa University’s Creative Writing BA. Her latest book, The Kingdoms, will be published by Bloomsbury on 27 May.

These are a few of her favourite things…