DOGGIE DOWD WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF? Ms Brown The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster “I read lots of books about escaping into other worlds but missed this one! A bored child finds a tollbooth in his bedroom with a note: “For Milo, who has plenty of time”. The tollbooth leads him to many different countries including one in which people literally eat their words and jump to conclusions. There is a watchdog, a mathemagician, a partial child and lots of puns and play on words. A great story for children but I didn’t read it until I was much older.” Mr McCarron A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens “It is a far, far better book that I read now, than I have ever read. This is the book that really got me reading!” Ms Harvey Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery “Because it is really beautifully written.” Ms Blochard Dear Ijeawele: A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “I started reading this author at University but wish I’d read her earlier on because it would have helped me to identify and respond to casual sexism at a younger age and probably feel more confident! As for novels or stories... I’d give myself Oscar Wilde’s works as it would have given me the keys to understand that very special British wit!” Ms Gerrard The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett “Beautifully written. Everyone should read it.” Mr Dubay Black Beauty by Anna Sewell “I never read the book when I was younger, although I did watch the TV version (back in the 80s!). I love stories told from the point of view of an animal. It helps you see the world differently.” Mr Bird A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson “It would have brought me much-needed enlightenment sooner!” Mr Organ Capital Gains: How the National Lottery Transformed England’s Arts by Prue Skene “Why? It has details of some of the winning sets of numbers!” Dr Bird The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff “Uplifting, inspirational, warmth . . . reassures you about humanity and goodness, all missing in 2018.” BABY CORNER BABY JEEVEN BABY GOBIND BANSAL BABY ZAHEER BABY MEETPREET 52