Emma, de Jane Austen
"Virginia Woolf said of Austen, 'For a great writer, she was the most difficult to catch in the act of greatness,' which is a fantastic line. You're drawn into the story, and you come out the other end, and you know you've seen something great in action. But you can't see the pyrotechnics; there's nothing flashy".
2. O escritor vivo preferido
3. Outro livro de eleição
Chéri, de Colette
E os livros preferidos da sua infância
4. The Little White Horse, de Elizabeth Goudge
"Goudge was the only one whose influence I was conscious of. She always described exactly what the children were eating, and I really liked knowing what they had in their sandwiches".
5. The Story of the Treasure Seekers, de E. Nesbit
"She's the children's writer with whom I most identify. She said, 'By some lucky chance, I remember exactly how I felt and thought at 11.' That struck a chord with me. The Story of the Treasure Seekers was a breakthrough children's book. Oswald is such a very real narrator, at a time when most people were writing morality plays for children".
E o livro preferido do seu lado infantil da idade adulta...
6. Skellig, de David Almond
"It's the best children's book I have read recently".
Fonte: O, The Oprah Magazine, em 15 de Janeiro de 2001, DAQUI.