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Favourite book by sarahs on 2 May 2005 1:30pm
As there are two threads aout favourite film and favourite MP sketch, I thought I'll start one on favourite book.

Mine is definitely the Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Penman.

I've read it 3 times and it still makes me laugh and cry.

Re: Favourite book by Helen on 2 May 2005 1:34pm
Great thread, thanks Sarah...
some of my faves: can't pick one!
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas-- HST (RIP)
A Walk in the Woods--Bill Bryson
Seabiscuit--Laura Hillenbrand\
A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm--Edwin Way Teale
Lake Wobegon Days--Garrison Keillor
Charlotte's Web--EB White
Slaves of New York--TJanowitz
Re: Favourite book by sarahs on 2 May 2005 1:35pm
One more: To kill a mockingbird
Re: Favourite book by beccles on 2 May 2005 1:41pm
Being a Bridget Jones fan, I would have to include both Bridget Jones' Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason in my list of favourites and when I was a little girl I loved Alice in wonderland as well. Some other faves are:

Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (or actually anything by Austen)
Anything by Terry Pratchett

And has anyone listened to Martin Jarvis' renditions of the Just William stories? They are so innocent and amusing that I actually found myself really enjoying them.
Re: Favourite book by Spursfan on 2 May 2005 2:44pm
So many books, so little time!!

Well, of course, my favourite is The Da Vinci Code, nuff said.

I was very into the Famous Five as a child (though I hated the fact that my namesake Anne was such a weed who always wanted to play house! I was more of a 'George' I think!!) and Secret Seven. And of course when I was little it was Noddy!!

I also love the Cadfael books by Ellis Peters, and Wuthering Heights, but also I sometimes reread books from my youth such as Little Women,(+ Good Wives and Little Men) The Katy books, (What Katy Did, What Katy Did at School, What Katy Did Next).

I enjoy Agatha Christie, particularly the Tommy and Tuppence stories although sadly there were only 5 written). Then again, I love Alistair Maclean.

And of course I absolutely adore the Harry Potter books and can't wait for HP and the Half Blood Prince to come out!!

Presume we're not mentioning MP?

This is not a definitive list of may fave reads, but the ones I can think of!!
Re: Favourite book by beccles on 2 May 2005 2:50pm
oo i didnt think of wuthering heights! i love that book! and Agatha Christie! The list just keeps on growing.
Re: Favourite book by Stern on 2 May 2005 3:03pm
I like Pride and Prejudice by JAne Austen very much as the movie and the book are not very different. They really did a good job with the movie. But as usual the book is a bit better even though it doesn't have Colin Firth in it.

I also like the following books:

- The magician's assistant
- the guide to guys by Dave Barry (very
- The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
and Nicola Kraus
- The blue sword by Robin McKinley
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

those are my favourite books I read in english.
By the way, "the Nanny Diaries" is especially very good if you are or have been an Au-Pair or Nanny or Babysitter for some time. It makes you laugh and it made me appreciate my hostfamily even more.
Re: Favourite book by Spursfan on 2 May 2005 3:41pm
James Herriot books make you laugh out loud!

The list is ever-growing!

Re: Favourite book by Helen on 2 May 2005 4:00pm
good gawd, how could I leave out Herriot!!!

LOVE the books, LOVE the series.

There. That's better.
Re: Favourite book by purple on 2 May 2005 5:24pm
I'm a huge fan of Ben Elton's books. His stories "Popcorn", "Dead Famous", "Past Mortem", "Stark" and "High Society" were just wonderful, funny and thrilling reads. I read Popcorn in high school and thought it was such a great satire on the American media.
At the moment I'm reading Graham Chapman's "A Liar's Autobiography Vol. VI" and from the first 2 chapters I've gone through, it's getting pretty good and quite funny. I'm in the same posistion with Michael's book "Hemingway's Chair."

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