Saturday, April 10, 2010

Douglas Hurd's six best books

Douglas Hurd served as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. His new book is Choose Your Weapons: The British Foreign Secretary: Two Centuries Of Conflict And Personalities.

He named his six best books for the Daily Express. One title on the list:
The Forsyte Saga
by John Galsworthy

A series of three novels published in the first quarter of the 20th century this is a wonderful saga about an upper-middle-class family that features such memorable characters as Old Jolyon. A brilliant snapshot of a certain period in our history.
Read about the other books on Hurd's list.

--Marshal Zeringue