Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy - you'll probably be familiar with the first one as it was made into the film The Golden Compass with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig (the film was nowhere near as good as the book). They're technically kids books but they are fantastic, well-written and descriptive.

Rosamunde Pilcher's Coming Home is very good, don't know if you get her books your side of the pond.
Marchioness Chinoise in the land of Mancunia Productia Junkia in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Wash: Anita Grant babassu bar
Leave-in: Body Shop cotton seed curl boost with manuka honey mixed in
Gel: Umberto Giannini Curl Friends scrunching gel
Odds & ends Lime juice, honey, Anita Grant cafe latte
I brush with a Tangle Teezer & love Flexi-8's

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