HOLY BIBLE Harper Collins, £16.99 I read this every night. The more people avoid talking about God, the more I want to know about him. I fi nd tools in it for building mental strength and numerous ways of dealing with life’s troubles. I grew up in a genocide in Biafra in Nigeria and when you’re desperate you fi nd the Bible.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY by John Major Out of print Everyone calls him “grey” but I’m not easily swayed by popular opinion. He remains my favourite prime minister and, reading his book, I liked his natural approach. He’s got honesty and humour and his ideas are full of common sense. I grew up with a politician, my dad, and Major wasn’t typical.
A PRISON DIARY by Jeffrey Archer Vol I: Pan, £7.99, Vols II-III: Pan, £8.99 each I read all three volumes: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. They were compelling about the experience of life behind bars and inspirational in showing how to survive when the world turns against you. I thought his punishment was too great, especially when he was put in with murderers.
SNOBS by Julian Fellowes W&N, £8.99 The title attracted me. I love Jane Austen and this is the modern equivalent. It’s a riveting account of the upper echelons of society. They’re real airheads. British society is not fair but it’s human nature to try to lord it over somebody else.
THE JOURNEY HOME by Radhanath Swami Out of print I read this because I met the author, an American Jewish man who is now a renowned spiritual guru in the Krishna religion. I thought: “How did that happen?” It’s a heartwarming, humorous account of his journey across Europe to the Himalayas when he went through hell and back.
ANGELS AT MY FINGERTIPS by Lorna Byrne Coronet, £16.99 A neighbour gave me this because I’d once told her I had angels guarding my house. I couldn’t put it down. It’s by an Irish woman who has seen angels and people’s dead relatives all her life. My husband is a non-believer but now he is her biggest fan.
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