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Only three items for the desert island! You must be joking.

8 Jun

So, today is list day. A list of books, bands and films that I can return to . It is obvious from my list that having only three items to choose for the desert island could be a problem. (and this is only books/films and music – where would chocolate and my Clarins cream fit in?).

Let’s begin.


10 Things I Hate About You

Legally Blonde

Jerry Maguire

My Best Friends Wedding

The Little Mermaid


Love Actually

About a Boy

Musicians (Oh I hear you – ‘they’re not musicians’ – yes they are!)

Green Day

Blink 182

My Chemical Romance

No Doubt


Girls Aloud

The Killers


The Girl Next Door – Blink 182

Whatsername – Green Day

Mr Brightside – The Killers

Ashes – Embrace

Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

My Velocity – Maximo Park

Books from Boxes – Maximo Park

Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons


The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

PS I love You – Cecelia Ahern


John Grisham

Mary Higgens- Clarke

Ian Rankin

Jilly Cooper

(This list is off the top of my head and I have only allowed myself 24 hrs to consider if there is anything missing. I don’t think so, but you can guarantee when I hit publish all sorts of tracks/books will be coming to mind that I wish I had listed).

So, it is quite clear from my list that each area has its own flavour. Even my favourite books are not by my chosen authors. What about you? What would feature on your list?

The Pelican Brief – John Grisham

23 Aug

When two Supreme Court Justices are murdered, law student Derby Shaw writes her own speculative brief. Unknowingly, she has come closer to the truth then she dared imagine. Passed onto the wrong hands by her boyfriend, he is shortly a victim of a bomb attack, intended for her.

On the run, Derby meets investigative reporter Gray Grantham. Hidden behind disguises, staying in countless hotels and cities, they must try to stay alive in the hope they can expose the truth.

With more twists and turns than a rollercoaster, this is another great novel by Grisham.

Arrow Publishing 1992


The Firm – John Grisham

23 Aug

Mitch comes from an under privileged background. As a graduate of Harvard, he receives offers from various law firms across America. Finding himself at an interview with a firm he has never heard of, in a town he would never have considered, he is offered a contract beyond his wildest dreams.

Soon, his dream becomes a nightmare. With his office, home and car bugged, it looks as if there is no way out. Realising colleagues have been victims of murder, Mitch fears for not only his, but his family’s safety.

A slow starter, this novel will soon have you hooked, turning each page with expectation.

Random House 1991