Happy World Book Day
When I was younger I used to love dressing up as my favourite book characters for school – most popular in my time was Dorothy from Wizard of Oz or Madeline from Madeline. However sadly there isn’t dress up at work so I thought I would share with you my three favourite classic books.
The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
I studied this during my English Literature ALevel and fell in love with the roaring 20’s. An old school romance novel full of treachery, seduction and a good dose of champagne, The Great Gatsby tells the story of Nick Carraway and his friendship with the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, who is in love with Nicks cousin Daisy. What I love most about this book is the way the characters are written; you never fully love or despise any of them. Each character has both their good points as well as their character flaws just like real people it adds a whole new dimension to the story.
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
I have always been a fan of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries and the Hound of the Baskervilles has to have been one of the first ones I ever read. They are good old fashioned mysterious written with wit and eloquence. The relationship between Sherlock and Watson is hilarious but also heart warming. These stories are timeless and if you have never ventured into the world of 221B then The Hound of the Baskervilles is a great one to start with.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I wrote my final English Lit essay on Alice in Wonderland and although it is not the most adult book out there it still remains a favourite. I have read this story over hundred times and love collecting vintage additions. This story is really about escapism, nature vs nurture and identity along with other things all wrapped up into a quaint children’s book. I love this story because its perfect for boy adults and children, a throughly good read for children but full of hidden themes for adults.
What are your favourite classics?
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