One of the most lyrical of all poets. Chestnut Casts his Flambaux is a favourite poem for his unique combination of bitter beauty. bitterness towards the briefness of life and the pain.
Favourite of all writers. For the music and vision of his language and his passionate love of life. And his belief in God and man. Collected poems particularly The Ballad of the White Horse.
Rupert Brooke – Letters and poems.
This book is Anne’s oldest possession. It is a leather-bound book given to her by her father from when he attended Cambridge University.
Thomas Costain’s History of the Plantagenet Kings
For bringing the people of history so vividly to life.
His characters are so vivid, simply to be in their company is a pleasure.
Who doesn’t care for Harry Bosch?
He makes the deepest villains understandable.