Thursday, October 03, 2013

Isla Blair's 6 best books

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Isla Blair played the wife of Walter Donovan, a wealthy American industrialist and collector of antiquities who allied himself with the Nazis in order to get the Holy Grail, which he sought for its fabled gift of immortality. Today in Britain she may be better known for television roles in The History Man, The Final Cut, A Touch Of Frost and Single Father.

One of her six best books, as told to the Daily Express:

A wonderful story seen through the eyes of a young girl about the injustice of life in the American South when a black man is wrongly accused of raping a white woman. Atticus Finch, the hero, reminded me of my father. We lived in India at the end of the Raj and my father never understood why Indians weren't allowed into the British "club".
Read about another book on Blair's list.

To Kill a Mockingbird made Lauren Passell's list of ten pairs of books made better when read together, Charlie Fletcher's top ten list of adventure classics, Sheila Bair's 6 favorite books list, Kathryn Erskine's top ten list of first person narratives, Julia Donaldson's six best books list, TIME magazine's top 10 list of books you were forced to read in school, John Mullan's list of ten of the best lawyers in literature, John Cusack's list of books that made a difference to him, Lisa Scottoline's top ten list of books about justice, and Luke Leitch's list of ten literary one-hit wonders. It is one of Sanjeev Bhaskar's six best books and one of Alexandra Styron's five best stories of fathers and daughters.

--Marshal Zeringue