Over the past few days a collection of authors have taken isolation to the next level and imagined themselves alone on a desert island with only three books for company. Together they assembled a magnificent castaway library.
Here are the books to be found on our literary desert island (author surname first, in true library style…)
The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins
Dark Pines by Will Dean
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Oceanic Birds of the World: A Photo Guide by Steve Howell and Kirk Zufelt
Curious Warnings: The Great Ghost Stories of M. R. James
The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Motherwell by Deborah Orr
Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Certainly a selection enough to keep one stimulated and well read when stuck alone on a desert island! With grateful thanks to our contributors, Edward Parnell, Kit Yates and Louise Millar.
The next question is… which three books would you class as essential reading for life alone on a desert island? We would love to know!
The Felixstowe Book Festival Team x
You can find our full castaway library interviews here: