This year I was really pleased to have the opportunity, for the third year running, to be a World Book Night giver. I had asked to give away A Little History of the World, by EH Gombrich. I first heard of this book when my son bought a copy a few years ago. He felt he had large gaps in his knowledge of history, and that the book might help remedy that. He was very impressed and recommended it to me, and my husband bought me a copy last Christmas. I'm just reading it now myself, and although I have always read a lot of history and other related subjects, I'm learning a lot from it, especially a deeper knowledge of European history. I tried to find people from as many walks of life as possible in my small commuting circuit, in a fairly rural setting - I hope they enjoy it as much as I have!
Lifelong bookworm, love writing too. Have been a theatrical agent and reflexologist among other things, attitude to life summed up by Walt Whitman's MIRACLES.