One of her six favorite books, as shared with The Week magazine:
The Forsyte Saga by John GalsworthyRead about the other books on the list.
A chronicle of a rich Edwardian family obsessed with lineage and money, and, in the case of its successful scion, his wife — the only person he couldn't own. Galsworthy embedded a secret (or not-so-secret) message for young women about independence and the perfidy of men within absorbing details about a world that the First World War would soon change.
The Forsyte Saga is among Douglas Hurd's six best books.