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…