les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Five favourite books

The International Club of Bordeaux asked for five book recommendations for the summer. 

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.

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