callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

The best books ever?

A while ago, I had an email from The Book Depository inviting me to join their ‘vote for the best ever books’. You had to choose from pre-selected books, so I didn’t bother. Now, the results are in and here is the list. Some curious choices, don’t you think? And like all ‘best’ lists, strongly biased towards recent publications. Claire Rayner but not George Eliot? It makes you wonder.
Tags: book lists

  • Georgette Heyer and the battle of Waterloo

    I can just imagine some people sneering at the very idea of reading a book by a romantic novelist as a painless way of learning about Waterloo.…

  • The Napoleon Diaries 15

    Nearly done! So, Napoleon: hero or villain? I’d been told by a friend (disapprovingly) that Andrew Roberts concludes that he was a hero. Not quite,…

  • The Napoleon Diaries 14

    Astonishingly, the day after Waterloo, Napoleon writes to his brother Joseph that all is not lost and begins working out how many troops he could…

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