Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ten top novellas about love

Rosa Rankin-Gee is the author of The Last Kings of Sark.

She named ten top novellas about love for the Guardian, including:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's semi-modern fable is famously loved by children and adults alike. It's the adults, though, who are getting the tattoos. The Little Prince and his rose are commonly found intertwined in ink, embedded on a sleeve or thigh, alongside the lines "Because she is my rose" or "There is a flower, I think that she has tamed me". A cross-species love story for the whole family.
Read about the other entries on the list. 

The Little Prince is among Viv Groskop's ten best fictional royal babies, Christopher Clark's five top books on unusual journeys, the best literary quotes ever tattooed, Simon Callow's six best books, Sita Brahmachari's top 10 books that take you travelling, Maria Popova's seven essential books on optimism, and Dalia Sofer's most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue