We hope that Bookish Best is giving you plenty of inspiration for books to read, bookshops to visit and events to attend at FbF 2022. Our next blog guest is Alexander Larman who shares with us his bookish best bits of the past ten years…
What has been your favourite read of the past 10 years?
The best book I’ve read in the past 10 years is an oldie but a goodie, Augustus Carp Esq. You know from the subtitle onwards – ‘being the autobiography of a really good man’ – of the kind of book that you’re in for, and this pitch-perfect satire on Victorian religious hypocrisy really ought to be far better known than it is. An amusing fact is that it was published anonymously, and the author was revealed to be the physician Henry Howarth Basford – honorary physician to George VI. I have no idea what he was like as a doctor, but as a comic novelist he was peerless.
What an inspiring series of bookish recollections. Alex will be joining us as part of our Three Generations of Royalty – A Royal Event in the Year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event alongside Frances Dimond and Jane Ridley. You can find out more about this fascinating event here: https://felixstowebookfestival.co.uk/events/three-generations-of-royalty-a-royal-event-in-the-year-of-the-queens-platinum-jubileeBookish best,The Felixstowe Book Festival Team