This week’s Fallout 5 are chosen by author Jane Thynne who has written several novels mostly in the historical fiction genre (Amazon UK/ Amazon US). As well as writing novels, Thynne is a freelance journalist and writes for several magazines and newspapers. She also appears as a broadcaster on BBC radio 4.
Jane Thynne’s Fallout 5:
1. The Oxford Book of English Verse: when I was younger I was very keen on learning poems by heart and this was my go-to compendium. I keep resolving to memorise more poetry and of course I never do. This apocalypse will definitely have a silver lining. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
4. My Side of the Mountain by Jean George: A cult children’s book about a boy who runs away to the Catskill mountains and lives on the land. It is a beautiful account of surviving in the wild; making fires, cooking acorn pancakes and catching fish. It would obviously be very handy in a disaster environment. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
5. The Chronicles of Barsetshire by Anthony Trollope: on the principle that everyone tells me I simply must read these but it would take a nuclear apocalypse to get round to it. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
You Suddenly have to run from the bunker, you can only save one book, which do you rescue?
If I was running away from the bunker, I’d grab the poetry. It’s a weighty volume, but essential for the soul and might also come in useful as a weapon.
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