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World Book Day: What's your favourite book and why?

World Book Day: What's your favourite book and why?

Hannah Crouch

World Book Day: What's your favourite book and why?

To coincide with World Book Day today, reporter Hannah Crouch asked people in Windsor and Maidenhead what their favourite book was and why. 

We also want to know what your favourites are and why. Message us in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.


Graham Holdstock, 51, Taplow

“I am reading Without Fail by Lee Child. 

“It’s a really intriguing book with lots of twists and turns.

“It really grips you and you don’t know how things are going to turn out.”


Rajesh Patel, 42, Maidenhead

“My favourite book is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

“I like it because it supports the idea of doing something good.”


Sally Swift, 64, Reading

“At the moment I am reading The 44 Scotland Streets series by Alexander Macall Smith which is about families living in the same street in Edinburgh. 

“I like it because there are different characters and different families. 

“Each time you pick it up you don’t know whose story is going to be next."


Roy Foster, 67, Maidenhead

“I am reading the third book in the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson.

“I’m enjoy it because it is an interesting police drama set in Sweden.”


 Jan Woodhouse, 50, Windsor

“At the moment I am reading Letters of Note by Shaun Usher which I saw a review of in the Big Issue.

“It contains a collection of letters from over the years, including letters from Presidents, love letters and others.

“It’s a lovely book to read.”


Tim Brennan, 41, Maidenhead

“My favourite book is The Dam Busters by Paul Brickhill which I read when I was younger.

“It’s an interesting book mainly because it is based on real life events.

“I also enjoyed it because it is something different.”


Jan Macdonald, Ascot

“If I had to chose a book to take with me on a desert island it would be Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.”

“I read it first at school and have read it since then, in fact I have read it several times.

“Every time I read it, I still find something new in the text which wasn’t there before.”


Aurelia Falchi, 49, Windsor

“My favourite book is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo which I read last year.

“I like it because it is exceptionally well written and it is current.”

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