Saturday, December 4, 2010

Alexei Sayle's six best books

Liverpudlian Alexei Sayle is a comedian, actor and author, who is more familiar to British viewers than American audiences even though he had a role in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and signed a 7 year deal for The Golden Girls spinoff The Golden Palace before quitting after only two weeks: "Those old ladies are horrible," he said.

He named his six best books for the Daily Express. One title on his list:
An Awfully Big Adventure
by Beryl Bainbridge

I’m a big fan of Beryl Bainbridge, a Liverpudlian like myself. This is a brilliant novel in its own right, which is set in a Liverpool theatre company but it’s also a brilliant evocation of Liverpool in the Fifties, a vanished Liverpool.

A wonderful novel that was adapted for the big screen.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue