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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 UKAmazon 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)

lord jim

3. The Chateau by William Maxwell: A happy book to keep my mood buoyant (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)

the chateau

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)

gate or angels

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.


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