If this book were food...

If this book were food... (1)

Authors like to say that books are food for the mind. So I was thinking, if my favourite books were actually food, what food would they be? One rule: they can't all be chocolate, even if they are more-ish and addictive, and some pages do have the occasional melty smudge on them...

Monday, 06 March 2017 02:05

If Dickens were food

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Here's my first one: if Charles Dickens' books were food, they would be Christmas pudding. Not because there's a famous pudding-eating scene in A Christmas Carol. But because his writing is substantial, rich, well-preserved, quintessentially English and all-round Victorian. And with a good measure of nutty character.