Monday, December 28, 2009

Carol Drinkwater's six best books

Carol Drinkwater starred in BBC1’s All Creatures Great And Small before becoming an author. She lives in the south of France with her film-maker husband Michel. Her books include The Olive Tree: A Personal Journey Through Mediterranean Olive Groves.

She named her six best books for the Daily Express. One title on the list:
by JG Ballard

I like most of Ballard’s books but this is set in my neck of the woods and is the one I wish I’d written. It’s a very visionary book and his images pierce your skin. His prose is perceptive and searing, too, and one of his greatest talents was the ability to go right to the heart of a person.
Read about the other five books on Drinkwater's list.

Super-Cannes also appears on Peter Bradshaw's top 10 list of books "to help you imagine yourself" at the Cannes film festival.

--Marshal Zeringue