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Among the books I can't live without

Ms. C. J. Mcelwee "Caroline McElwee"
 
The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
"I call this my 'favourite' novel because it is the one I have read the most.  Chrystaline prose like water in a drought sometimes."
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Go Tell It on the Mountain
"I came to Baldwin aged 14 and to the lives of people of colour.  To write like him is something to be aspired to."
Beloved
Beloved
"This novel is not an easy read, it tears at your insides.  But don't let that stop you."
Sophie's Choice (Vintage classics)
Sophie's Choice (Vintage classics)
"The voices resonate, the prose are like honey off the back of a warm spoon!"
Crime and Punishment (Oxford World's Classics)
Crime and Punishment (Oxford World's Classics)
"You will remember where you where when you first read this novel!"
A Postillion Struck by Lightning (Dirk Bogarde's Autobiography)
A Postillion Struck by Lightning (Dirk Bogarde's Autobiography)
"A mesmerising childhood perspective.  The first in a fine series of autobiography."
Fugitive Pieces
Fugitive Pieces
"Lower yourself into the depths of this novel."
The Shipping News
The Shipping News
"This novel will transport you to an emotional landscape as well as a literal one."
Ariel: A Shelley Romance
Ariel: A Shelley Romance
"The original 'penguin' novel - the first!  The romance of the romantic poets."
Isla Negra
Isla Negra
"Anything by Neruda!  Everything is by my bedside!"
Atlantis: Poems by
Atlantis: Poems by
"Sensual and evocative poetry with a precision for words."
The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (Picador Classics)
The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (Picador Classics)
"Become ensnared in his Inner landscapes."
Unless
Unless
"A novel which is also an almanac of the art of writing.  Sadly her last, but what a way to depart!"
The Color Purple (Harvest Book)
The Color Purple (Harvest Book)
"Walker has written other fine work, but the voices in this novel can still haunt."
Mandarins (Flamingo)
Mandarins (Flamingo)
"Intellectual lives.  Atmospheric and participatory."
A Rage To Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton
A Rage To Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton
"Biography of Sir Richard Burton, explorer.  You will wish you knew him!"