Five minutes with...Christina Worby at Diss Publishing Bookshop

Christina Worby from Diss Publishing Bookshop. Picture: Sabrina Johnson

Christina Worby from Diss Publishing Bookshop. Picture: Sabrina Johnson - Credit: Archant

For the first feature in what will be an ongoing series, we asked 10 questions to Christina Worby, of Diss Publishing Bookshop.

Tell us about yourself

A graduate of the University of Winchester for creative writing and English with a love for books (it's fab I'm currently a bookseller!).

What is a typical day like for you?

Helping customers find books and ensuring we are as up to date with trending books as we can be.

How did you get to where you are?

I went to university, did an internship at Bloomsbury in the children's editorial department before coming to Diss.

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How long have you lived in South Norfolk?

All my life.

What do you love about your job?

Meeting the reps and ordering up and coming books and helping customers find that perfect story as a gift for others or themselves.

What project are you working on at the moment?

Organising a Harry Potter event for Diss Publishing Bookshop, whilst pursuing my own writing interests.

Tell us a surprising fact about yourself

In university, my favourite subject of study was 18th-century women writers.

What are you most excited about in the next six months?

The publication of Book of Dust by Philip Pullman, which is a prequel series for the world of His Dark Materials.

What are you reading at the moment?

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.

Tea or coffee?

Coffee with milk, no sugar.