Saturday, January 08, 2011

Lorraine Kelly's 6 best books

Lorraine Kelly is a Scottish television presenter and journalist, best known in the UK for her work on GMTV. She is a judge for this year’s Costa Book Awards.

One of her six best books, as told to the Daily Express:
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Bronte

I championed this book for the 2003 BBC series The Big Read. The ultimate winner was Lord Of The Rings but Jane and I came tenth in a poll to find the most loved books of all time.
Read about another book on Kelly's list.

Jane Eyre also made the Guardian's top 10 lists of "outsider books" and "romantic fiction;" it appears on Esther Freud's top ten list of love stories and Jessica Duchen's top ten list of literary Gypsies, and on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best weddings in literature, ten of the best pianos in literature, ten of the best breakfasts in literature, and ten of the best smokes in fiction.

The Page 99 Test: Jane Eyre.

--Marshal Zeringue