This week’s Bookbencher is Alistair Darling, the Labour MP for Edinburgh South West and the former Chancellor of the Exchequer. His memoir,
"http://www.amazon.co.uk/Back-Brink-1000-Days-Number/dp/0857892819/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330104399&sr=1-1">Back from the Brink, is available in paperback in April.
1) Which book’s on your bedside table at the moment?
Lloyd George by Roy Hattersley.
2) Which book would you read to your children?
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee.
3) Which literary character would you most like to be?
4) Which book do you think best sums up ‘now’?
Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern
Economics by Nicholas Wapshott.
5) What was the last novel you read?
The Blackhouse by Peter May.
6) Which book would you most recommend?
Charles Dickens: A Life by Clare
7) Given enough time, which book would you like to study deeply?
Walter Bagehot, Lombard
8) Which books do you plan to read next?
The Fear Index by Robert Harris and
"http://www.amazon.co.uk/Empire-What-Ruling-World-British/dp/0670919578/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330104655&sr=1-1">Empire: What Ruling Did To The British by Jeremy
9) If the British Library were on fire and you could only save three books, which ones would you take?
Oxford Dictionary of English, Complete Works of Robert Burns and Complete Works of Charles Dickens.Tags: Bookbenchers