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My Favourite Books / Authors

(in rough alphabetical order)


Author Comments (if any)
Agatha Christie

A very clever and talented woman whose books feature well-rounded characters as well as detailed plots. I'm not sure if she's ever been honoured by the publishing world, yet she made an invaluable contribution to publishing, with over 2 billion copies of her books having been printed.

Charles Dickens

A genius who filled his books with memorable characters. Virtually all his books are masterpieces and deserve the consistent popularity they enjoy.

Erle Stanley Gardner

Creator of Perry Mason. The books are, for me, infinitely superior to the Raymond Burr TV series. The books are snappy with a sense of urgency, while Burr plays Mason as if in a coma.

JRR Tolkien Clever chap who created a very believable world. 'Lord Of The Rings' is wholly magnificent.
Oscar Wilde

Writer of my all-time favourite story 'The Selfish Giant'. Look out for the Reader's Digest animated vesion of that story because it is brilliant.

John Wyndham

He wrote a lot of intelligent sci-fi books and they are superb.


Books Comments (if any)
   
Animal Farm By George Orwell. I've read this loads of times and it's still highly powerful.
Brave New World By Aldous Huxley.
Breakfast At Tiffany's

By Truman Capote. Darker than the movie, but written in an engrossing way, telling the story and only the story.

The Case Of The Hesitant Hostess

By Erle Stanley Gardner. The best Perry Mason book ever (what do you mean you haven't read any Perry Mason books?)

David Copperfield

My second favourite Dickens' novel, a very engrossing story that is extremely well detailed.

Day Of The Triffids By John Wyndham.
Duncton Wood

By William Horwood. My mother gave me this as a Christmas present. I wasn't impressed with the idea of 'a book about moles' but started to read it anyway. I finished it within a week having been totally absorbed by it. Thanks ma.

The Flying Sorcerers

By David Gerrold and Larry Niven. A very intelligent sci-fi book with a sense of humour in places.

I Am David

By Anne Holm. Classic 'boy escapes from concentration camp to freedom' story. Great stuff.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe By C S Lewis. First and best of the Narnia books.
The Lord Of The Rings

By J R R Tolkien. My very favourite book of all time, first read by me when I was about 8 years old and read many times since.

The Mysterious Affair At Styles By Agatha Christie. The first Hercule Poirot book and an absolute stunner.
Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck. Emotional and gripping. Poor Lennie.
Oliver Twist Very dark, very menacing, very atmospheric. Dickens' best book in my opinion.
The Silver Sword

By Ian Serraillier. A story of courage and adversity during WWII. It still stands up well 30 years after I first read it.

Sun Signs

By Linda Goodman. A very intuitive book detailing the characteristics of each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. First published in 1968, it has been continuously in print and is one of those books that people pass around and around.

The Wizard Of Oz

First and best of the Oz books by Frank L Baum: a classic fantasy story that's almost as good as the film based upon it.

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