The rugged fairy tale that started it all. Better than the trilogy. Bilbo, the ultimate adventurer. THE HOBBIT by JRR Tolkien.
A tight, superbly written tragic romance. Based on his affair with Catherine Compton. THE END OF THE AFFAIR by Graham Greene.
17th Century Fav. After death, unread and dismissed for hundreds of years. Been back since 1919! “Second Anniversary” by John Donne
Rupert Psmith, Bertie Wooster & Jeeves. Roused out of bed by a cup of tea. My favorites involve jewelry. STORIES by P. D. Wodehouse
Shattered for me what I thought of fiction. Barnes in your ear in the search for a stuffed parrot. FLAUBERT’S PARROT by Julian Barnes.
Wrote her first poem at 6, an epic poem at 12. Part Creole, spoke Hebrew. SONNETS FROM PORTUGUESE by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
A reader’s delight, literary escapism. Brisk, witty, and very British. LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE by Nancy Mitford.