Bookprints In The Sand

by Ross Grainger
by Ross Grainger

Postscript: Bookprints in the sand

 

Having critiqued so many people’s ‘Bookprints’ in my previous article, I perhaps ought to venture my own five choices. The list has changed slightly in the past year; and may be of use to those looking for more material on the issues discussed above. more “Bookprints In The Sand”

Review: The Awakening

by Ross Grainger
by Ross Grainger

Ballast for a boyish bookcase

 

If one wanted to understand Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s fraught relationship with and curious understanding of women, one ought to examine his ‘Bookprints.’ Launched last year by Scholastic UK, the ‘Bookprints’ campaign involved 20 or so celebrities naming the five books that have left a mark (or ‘print’) on their lives. Boris’ five were: Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh; Flashman in the Great Game, by George MacDonald Fraser; Homer’s IliadLucky Jim, by Kingsley Amis; and The Nicomachean Ethics, by Aristotle.
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