Monday, December 28, 2009

Carol Drinkwater: six best books

Carol Drinkwater starred in BBC1’s All Creatures Great And Small before becoming an author. She lives in the south of France with her film-maker husband Michel. Her books include The Olive Tree: A Personal Journey Through Mediterranean Olive Groves.

She named her six best books for the Daily Express. One title on the list:
by Graham Greene

This is set in Africa and Greene’s sense of location is excellent. The character’s marital crisis and the breakdown of a man at war with his emotions, physical sensuality and catholic conscience were elements which touched me. They’re issues Greene focuses on a good deal in his books.
Read about another book on Drinkwater's list.

The Heart of the Matter appears on Jeff Gordinier's list of Five Books That Will Make You Question the Wisdom of Ever Falling in Love — Probably While You Throw Yourself Headlong into It Anyway.

--Marshal Zeringue