Underground Books – 1st Mar 2010

Brilliant day today. There were loads of people reading today so here are the results…

Papillon by Henri Charriere
The autobiographical story of the author, published in 1969 and it became a runaway best seller in France. It’s doubtful that all of it is true but Charriere’s novel is a modern classic.


Later made into a film starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.

In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh
I hadn’t heard of this author until today and having checked his page out on Wikipedia I think I’ll be catching up on my reading.

Ghosh has written about 7 or 8 books and is a distinguished professor.

Affinity by Sarah Waters

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Clearly a good day for this popular author. Both of the Sarah Waters’ books I saw were being read by women. 

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Classic Waugh story about the loss of innocence.

 This was adapted for the small screen in 1981 and starred Jeremy Irons. There is also a film which came out in 2008. 

Requiem by Robyn Young
This is part three of the Brethren Trilogy which is a set of fantasy novels written by the Oxford born author.

You can find her website at www.robynyoung.com

When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant

You can check out her website at lindagrant.co.uk

Matter by Iain Banks
More from the master…

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