Monday 14 July 2014

Bibliotherapy - The Results

On the weekend I tooled up to Harrogate to have my taste in books subjected to close questioning and to have suggestions made as to what books I should read to improve my life. This was done by Ella Berthoud in line with her book, co-written with Susan Elderkin(1), called The Novel Cure - available here.  At the end of the session Ella issued me with a prescription to read the following books.

For Procrastination
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

For London History
Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd

For Surprise
The Year Of The Hare by Arto Paasilinna

For - actually I couldn't read the handwriting here -
 Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi

I plan to read them all, especially the first, as soon  as I have some free time.

(1)  I think this sounds suspiciously like a character from an upmarket bit of fanfiction.

1 comment:

Harlequin said...

I would also recommend Alan Moore's From Hell (to which the Hollywood "adaptation" has hardly any recognisable relationship) as a companion to Ackroyd's Hawksmoor.