8 thoughts on “Books I’ve read….

  1. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

    After sitting on my bookshelf for many years waiting for me to read it I finally plucked up the courage to open the book. This led me into the world of World War I poets, and in particular Wilfred Owen. Leading to:

  2. Wilfred Owen by Dominic Hibberd

    I normally don’t read Biographies but when I go on holiday I always take the opportunity to pick up some books from the airport on the way out. One time I added this to my selection and spent the first two days with my nose buried in it. I have read it again since. Both books connected and I’ve a half formed character in my head for one of my future stories. But this leads to:

  3. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D H Lawrence

    A 1961 copy of the Penguin edition of Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Given to me by a friend of a friend in Santa Pola, Spain. There is an inscription in the front and I treasure it for that. The gifting came about after talking about books and writing while spending a lovely day on the beach. It tells me where I’ve been and about the memories I’ve made and the things I value. Words, friendship, books. Leading to:

  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    So this is the favourite book of a friend and as is my nature I spotted a second hand copy in a charity shop. It lingered on my bookshelf for a long time before I picked it up and read it. The story is about acceptance of others, no mattter who they are. Fifty years on from first publication and the Hollywood adaption this book still has a message to give us.

  5. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

    Bought cheap after the film of the same name came out. This novel moved to Spain and back languishing unread, until finally a rainy day brought it out and I delved into the covers to read the fine print. I found it tortuous and overwritten but once past the first couple of chapters I was immersed into the time period and the saga.

  6. One Day by David Nicolls

    Bought because I was intrigued by the reviews of the film release. Read it in ‘one day’. Didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.

  7. The Saint in Miami by Leslie Chatteris

    Loved the films. Adored George Sanders in the role. Read the book and lo and behold, I could hear George Sanders voice in my head as I read the dialogue. Loved it.

  8. Dracula by Bram Stoker.

    Not only has Bram Stoker has been the one to inspire generations of writers and film makers but he has sparked something better, the imaginations of millions. Any would be vampire author should read this book.

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