This weeks post-apocalytic reads are from author Salley Vickers, who has written several fiction novels, including; The Cleaner of Chartres and Dancing Backwards. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
Salley Vickers’ Fallout 5:
1.Middlemarch by George Eliot: her exceptional compassion towards her fellow human beings would help to sustain my faith in human nature. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
2. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad: A superb piece of psychological realism and I share, without his practical experience, Conrad’s love of the sea and his vivid description of it would remind me of the natural world. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
3. The Chateau by William Maxwell: A happy book to keep my mood buoyant (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
4. The Ambassadors by Henry James: James is a another great psychologist, especially on women, and this would provide a feeling of being seen and understood. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
5. The Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald: Subtle, funny, slightly weird and wholly original – she would be an inspiration to me to go on writing, even in such desperate conditions. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
You Suddenly have to run from the bunker, you can only save one book, which do you rescue?
If only one it has to be Middlemarch – possibly the greatest novel in the English language
For more from Salley Vickers, visit her Twitter or her website.