Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Lovers of Literature

What’s your favourite book?

It’s a very simple question and one that will provide us with many different answers but we would love to find out what your favourite book is !

It may be your favourite book from your childhood, or a book that you never get tired of reading over and over again. Just tell us the name of the book and a couple of short sentences as to why you love this book.

Sue’s favourite book is one from her childhood, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This book brought to life the wonderful images of Mary discovering the secret garden for the first time and then bringing the garden back to life was captivating as a young girl.

Carol’s favourite book is the first fromThe Outlander series, Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon, but the whole series is wonderful. The books take you away into another world and the setting is Scotland – a favourite place.

Deb’s favourite books are Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin and People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. Family folklore had it that Jane Austen was a family member so of course her books took on particular significance, and People of the Book is about an important historical book rescued from the Sarajevo library. Perfect.



October 21, 2010 - Posted by | Book Talk

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  1. My favourite books (at the moment)are the historical fiction novels of Phillipa Gregory. I read “The White Queen”, set at the same time as the Shakespeare play Richard III. It focusses on the character of Elizabeth Woodville, a commoner who marries the young king, Richard’s older brother Edward. Unusually for those times, they married for love. She turned out to be quite an asset to him, but life was difficult as they had to withstand many challenges to the throne. It was a time when no-one knew who to trust – treachery and deceit were normal and alliances were formed and betrayed constantly. The next book, “The Red Queen”, tells a similar story but this time from the point of view of Margaret Beaufort, Elizabeth’s bitter rival. She was married to a nobleman and had a child at the age of thirteen, and from the moment of his birth, she determined that her son would one day be king. She was ruthless and persistent, stopping at nothing to achieve her goals. Both were extraordinary women who exerted an unusual amount of power in what was very much a man’s world.

    Comment by jackie boyle | October 27, 2010 | Reply

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