Sunday, July 14, 2013

Siân Phillips's six favorite books

The Welsh actor Siân Phillips may be best known for her television role as the mother/empress Livia in the classic BBC series I, Claudius, and as the Reverend Mother in the science fiction epic film Dune.

One of her six favorite books, as told to The Daily Express:

I reread this recently and it's so crafty and crafted. I'm surprised every time by how she goes back and forward in time. And the way you realise that you're half in another book, Jane Eyre, is startling.
Read about the other books on the list.

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--Marshal Zeringue