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Books I read over and over again

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The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth
The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth
"Changed the way I look at culture forever"
The Game of Kings
The Game of Kings
"This and the subsequent Lymond novels are my favourite historical novels.  Bodice rippers with a degree in Renaissance studies."
The Steel Bonnets: Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers
The Steel Bonnets: Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers
"Quite simply one of the most gripping history books I've ever read."
The Female Eunuch
The Female Eunuch
"Read it aged 13, never looked back - it was OK to be clever."
Villette (Penguin Popular Classics)
Villette (Penguin Popular Classics)
"My favourite of Charlotte Bronte's novels, perhaps a touch more grown up than Jane Eyre, although I love that as well."
Lords And Ladies: (Discworld Novel 14) (Discworld Novels)
Lords And Ladies: (Discworld Novel 14) (Discworld Novels)
"Pratchett's finest hour.  He has read things like old English ballads and got the elves for what they really are.  Genuine menace and real poetry in places, a thing you find in much of his work ."
Notes From A Small Island
Notes From A Small Island
"Love this.  Catches a quintessentially British daftness."
The Rattle Bag
The Rattle Bag
"An anthology which doesn't just trot out the old favourites but encourages you to read other poets."
The Metaphysical Poets
The Metaphysical Poets
"All the best bits of my favourite period of English poetry in one slim vol - a friend for thirty years"
The Vampire Lestat (Second Volume of the Vampire Chronicles)
The Vampire Lestat (Second Volume of the Vampire Chronicles)
"The best of the Vampire Chronicles - read it before Interview with the Vampire and it makes a lot more sense"