Tuesday, August 23, 2005
What MP's read on holiday!
(Courtesy of wikipedia.org)
Read on the BBC Website this morning about MP's reading habits whilst on holiday.
Obviously the 'Da Vinci Code' by Dan Brown is the No 1 book, but I suspect that was mentioned because it is trendy.
But there is little of the obvious, nothing too high brow (well high-brow fiction anyway), and nothing about the 900 page novel they have been trying to read for some years and have never got past page 76 (which most of us have gone through). It is as if they are listing what they think their constituents want them to read! Although I am sure some of the comments are genuine.
One former MP I worked alongside (In that I worked in his campaign team but was employed by the regional party), Tony McWalter, is a philosophy lecturer by profession and I can easily imagine him taking a book on Immanuel Kant on holiday with him and what MP's can do with right now is something that is relaxing but intellectually stimulating for them.
And what am I, a simple party member, reading right now!
'Memory and Identity' by Pope John Paul II, 'Last Book to Woodstock' by Colin Dexter, and some book on the legends of King Arthur.I have also recently finished 'The Closed Circle' by Jonathan Coe.
Hey, I'm a self-confessed biblophile!