At my Book Club we were despairing of the world and all its bad news. I asked what books did everyone escape into when they found it all too much …and the floodgates opened. Everyone had some well-loved novels or authors they fled to for welcome relief from the world. H E Bates, Penny Vincenzi, P G Wodehouse, Georgette Heyer, Alexander McCall Smith, Galsworthy, Maggie O’ Farrell, and Marian Keyes were just some of the ones mentioned. One of the men said that knowing Jack Reacher would soon sort it all out cheered him up immensely .
Just sharing them brightened us all up, before we embarked on Khaled Hosseini’s ‘And The Mountains Echoed’. After which we needed some more cheerful thoughts so continued with the ‘escape’ books discussion.
What are your ‘escape from the world’ books?