My Favourite Bookshelf
If you feel the world is becoming too serious and the evening news too miserable, pick up this book, which has not been out of print since it was first published in 1889.
Catherine Morland is the most endearing and attractive of all Jane Austen's heroines.
This little book has had the English laughing at themselves for years. Laugh with them!
Let James Herriot take you to north Yorkshire, where the winters are hard. Read about his life with Siegfried and Tristan and their triumphs and disasters as country vets.
The translations into contemporary English by J.R.R.Tolkien or Simon Armitage will open up the world of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
I don't think I am alone in going back to the William stories from time to time. He has certainly not been forgotten!