Thursday, 25 September 2014

Ten Books That Have Stayed With Me

For those who are interested, here are my Ten Books That Have Stayed With Me, in no particular order (and subject to change at any point!).

Make of them what you will.

1. England: An Elegy, Roger Scruton
2. A Canticle For Leibowitz, Walter M Miller
3. Lord Of The Rings, JRR Tolkien
4. Something Fresh, PG Wodehouse (impossible to pick just one PG Wodehouse, but this was the first Blandings book I read, and I dearly love Blandings)
5. From The Holy Mountain, William Dalrymple
6. Master & Commander, Patrick O'Brian (impossible to pick just one Aubrey-Maturin book, but this is the first in that unparalleled series, so there we go)
7. The Confessions, St Augustine
8. The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37 & three-quarters, Adrian Plass
9. After Virtue, Alasdair Macintyre
10. A Confession, Leo Tolstoy

Other contenders, who may well have made the top ten if I'd done this another day:

The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
Notes From A Small Island, Bill Bryson 

Feral, George Monbiot
The Abolition Of Britain, Peter Hitchens
Winnie The Pooh, AA Milne.

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