(I devour the arty and expensive design magazine - "World of Interiors". Yesterday I tracked down their US editor, an antiques expert, whose particularly beautiful and original Manhattan apartment mesmerised me. I came upon her answers to the question - "What are your top ten favourite books?")
My favorite book of all time is Moby Dick, although I find it difficult to re-read now that the world’s become so sensitized to whales.
My next 21 favorite books are Patrick O’Brian’s series about the British Navy during the Napoleonic wars. Fact is, I utterly hate to sail and get seasick at the mooring, but I worship O’Brian’s intellect. He’s one of the finest writers I know, a Mozart of words.