“I absolutely adore books and reading and love going to my local independent bookshop. Some of the books I’ve picked for emotional reasons (the Dahl was the first book I truly fell in love with, the Hardy made me want to stand on a moor in a mood and the John Boyne was my favourite book in lockdown) and others are just the books I’ve handed out to friends and read again and again. They’re the books which have stayed with me the most and I’m sorry so many are obvious choices. I could easily write down 500 more and there’s no doubt my list would look different if I was asked tomorrow. Read these or pick your own favourite from a different list and let’s all support our local bookshops. It’s so important after 2020 that we look after the amazing indies.” Claudia Winkleman, 2021
Event: Pre-order Quite in paperback from a participating independent bookshop, or via Bookshop.org and receive access to a virtual event with Claudia Winkleman and Emma Freud, 7 July 7pm. The event link will be emailed to you on the day.
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