My Favourite Bookshelf

‘Acqua Alta’

If you want to get to know Venice through the eyes of its most famous detective, read on!

‘Many Cargoes’

Montesquieu wrote “I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.”
If you’re reading W. W. Jacobs, reduce the time to five minutes.

The Jungle Books

Mowgli’s survival in the jungle and Rikki-Tkki- Tavi’s war against the cobras, Nag and Nagaina, are worth reading again and again.

The Short Stories of Sherlock Holmes

This is the first book I come to on my favourite bookshelf. I think I will take it down this evening and remind myself of the diabolical plan of the Norwood builder.


We all have a favourite bookshelf. Over the next few weeks you’re welcome to take down and browse through some of the books on mine.