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Animal Farm - George Orwell
Easy to read, lots to think about
Hi Motokid, Screwtape is subtitled Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil (or something similar) Lewis imagines that a novice devil is working in...
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. Very good so far
There Was a Young Person of Smyrna.
By Lear, Edward .
There was a Young Person of Smyrna,
Whose Grandmother threatened to burn...
This is quite cheery:
There Was an Old Man With a Beard.
By Lear, Edward .
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as...
Spent much of the day cleaning the kitchen. We have an invasion of ants and I'm trying to cut off their food-supply. don'i mind doing that kind of...
If you liked The Screwtape Letters, I think you'll like The Great Divorce - full of wisdom but also very atmospheric.
A poem which always inspires me:
As you set out for Ithaka
hope the voyage is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery....
Carol Ann Duffy: The World's Wife, The Feminine Gospels
Try The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith. Published 1892 but still very, very funny. I guarantee you'll never forget Mr Pooter,...
Can't help looking at novels as that's what I trip over as soon as I go through the doors. However, I always browse the poetry section as I love...
Agree. Brilliant book. Use of language is exhilarating. Lots to think about in terms of free-will, treatment of crime etc.
Has your mother discovered Precious Ramotswe yet? I would strongly recommend Alexander McCall Smith's Botswana novels starting with The No. One...
The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith (nearly finished - brilliant)
Iris Murdoch As I Knew Her by A N Wilson (just started -...
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