Wednesday, February 24, 2016

David Robb's six best books

David Robb is best known for playing Dr. Clarkson in the TV series Downton Abbey and Sir Thomas Boleyn in the TV adaptation of Wolf Hall. One of his six best books, as shared at the Daily Express:
TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson

A perfect adventure story that encourages reading in the young. I was an only child so I read a lot. It frightens you in a delicious way. There’s the tap, tap of Blind Pew’s stick and the perpetually drunk Black Dog. You just know he’s a wrong’un.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Treasure Island also appears on Gillian Philip’s top ten list of islands in children's fiction, Robert Gore-Langton's top twelve list of the greatest children's books of all time, Emily St. John Mandel's list of the six books that influenced her most as a writer, David McCallum's six best books list, Bear Grylls's top ten list of adventure stories, Eoin Colfer's top 10 list of villains in fiction, Charlie Fletcher's top ten list of swashbuckling tales of derring-do, Robert McCrum's list of the ten best first lines in fiction, John Mullan's list of ten of the best pirates in fiction, and among Mal Peet's top ten books to read aloud, Philip Pullman's six best books, and Eoin Colfer's six favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue