Oh boy, what do you recommend?
Do you just put five favourite books? But how many recommendations of Tolkien can they stand?
Do you try to push an agenda? Gwyn Thomas, Dylan Thomas, Richard Llewelyn and the Mabinogion?
Do you try to push a different agenda? Tolkien, C S Lewis, John Donne, Bunyan...
In the end I tried to be original :
1. Shadow of the Sickle - translation of Cysgod y Cryman
By: Islwyn Ffowc-Elis
Post-war political aftermath in a rural farm. Beautiful.
2. "Three men in a boat"
By: Jerome K Jerome
You'll never look at a tin of pineapple the same way again.
3. La Classe de Neige
By: Emmanuel Carrère
Token representative of the murder mysteries and thrillers that I love to read, and a real page-turner.
4. A Child's Christmas in Wales
By: Dylan Thomas
The wizard works magic spells with ordinary stories in ordinary words.
5. My family and other animals
By: Gerald Durrell
A set text for school, my mother thought I was ill when she heard me laughing in bed.