MY BOOKS from knights in armour to Simon Schama…First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more
This is the start of a new series on the books we remember, the books that have changed our lives and the books we are reading right now…and by ‘we’ I mean anyone who wants to take part. I will be asking writers to contribute and book reviewers, book club members, musicians, artists, athletes, postal workers, call centre staff, teachers, students, people who are just learning to read and people who don’t care much for reading…tall people and people who are metrically challenged, working, not working, bald and the hirsute…everyone.
Scroll down if you would you like to contribute. I’d love to hear from you.
It’s my blog so I’m going first…
What’s the first book you remember reading (or being read to you)?
Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass (much preferred Through The Looking Glass). Recently I found the actual book in my home XXX years later and after at least a dozen house moves. I have no idea where it had been in the meantime: maybe it was needed elsewhere. I never really believed that The Borrowers was a work of fiction…
What’s the first book that a made a big impact on you?
The Gauntlet by Ronald Welch. Historical fiction set in the Welsh Marches near Kidwelly in the 11th century. I wanted to be a knight so much…
What book are you reading right now?
A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre First Line: What follows is a truthful account, as best I am able to provide it, of my role in the British deception operation, codenamed Windfall, that was mounted against the East German Inteligence Service (Stasi) in the laste nineteen fifties and earl sixities, and resulted in the death of the best British secret agent I ever worked with, and of the innocent woman for whom he gave his life.