Anne Perry’s Fallout 5:
1. The Collected poems of G. K. Chesterton: MUST include the Ballad of the White Horse. It has breathtaking lyricism and beauty, a love of life and of people, a faith in man and God, lots of wise philosophy, and music and passion to die for! And always hope. I could go on indefinitely, but you get the idea (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
2. The Dark Valley by Piers Brendon: A superb history of the 1930’s. Beautifully written, vivid word pictures of events, causes and effects, all the main characters described unforgettably, a period that changed the world, and is hideously close to modern day truth as well. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
3. Alpha Beta by John Man: The history of the alphabet, and how it shaped the modern world. It is as exciting as a thriller, and you catch a glimpse of the great ancient civilisations, and the power of the written word, and the oblivion that drowns those that have no record of words. ‘In the beginning was the word’. the power of words is almost magical. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
4. Works of Love by Soren Kierkegaard: I haven’t read it yet. I didn’t even buy it! Don’t know where it came from, but here it is in my new apartment. A used copy in great condition. My father studied Kierkegaard a great deal, his favourite among many philosophers. This will give me something new to study. I think it will be fascinating, enjoyable and certainly profitable to my inner self.(Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
5. The Proud Tower by Barbara Tuchman: It is a history of the years between 1890 and 1915. Another fascinating period and she is such a great writer. I accidentally wound up with three copies, so I must like it (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)
You Suddenly have to run from the bunker, you can only save one book, which do you rescue?
I can’t get by without the Chesterton!