One of the questions I find most difficult to answer is: What is your favourite book? Essentially there is no one answer for me as I have read lots of books which have made me think or moved me or made me laugh or have meant something to me at a particular time of my life.
This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the creator of Sherlock Holmes. However, it was his novel “The Lost World” that I read in class in S1. It is the story of a scientific expedition to a plateau in South America where time has stood still and dinosaurs roam freely. I can vividly remember writing more than one essay in class where my character ended up, in one way or another ( knocked unconscious, falling asleep over a history book…) in a world populated by T Rexes and pterodactyls. I loved that book at the time though I’m sure my teacher wasn’t too impressed by the spate of dinosaur stories I insisted on writing.
Why not ask you parents if they still remember a book they read when they were at school and post your findings on this blog.