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My Favourite Books

When I first started to read…

I really loved Enid Blyton’s:

  • The Enchanted Wood
  • The Magic Faraway Tree and
  • The Folk of the Faraway Tree

When I grew up

I still liked books written for young people and discovered:

  • Playing Beattie Bow by Ruth Park
  • Of a Boy by Sonya Hartnett

And, of course, J K Rowling’s Harry Potter series

Then I discovered

  • The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • Heidi by Johanna Spyris
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery

As an Adult

I have read and re-read

  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (and visited her home in Georgia, USA)
  • The Winds of War and War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
  • Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

There are so many other great books I’ve enjoyed…

Here are some of them in no particular order:

  • The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport
  • The Citadel by A J Cronin
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  • How Green was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
  • The Far Pavillions by M M Kaye
  • A Fortunate Life by A B Facey
  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  • Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell
  • Wild Swans by Jung Chang
  • The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
  • House of Sand & Fog by Andrew Debus
  • Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
  • Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
  • Anna and Mr God by Fynn
  • Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Small Island by Andrea Levy
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
So many great books to read

Then there are the authors i love…

Again no particular order:

  • Farley Mowat
  • Charles Dickens
  • Mark Twain
  • Bryce Courtney
  • Jodi Picoult
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • Bill Bryson
  • Taylor Caldwell
  • Gerald Durrell
  • Edward Rutherford
  • Stieg Larsson
  • Khaled Hosseini

Authors I love


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