Author: Louise W. Borden, Allan Drummond (Illustrator)
Title: The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey
Publication Info: HMH Books for Young Readers (2010)
This brightly-illustrated book tells the true story of the creators of Curious George, Margret and H.A. Rey. Much like their monkey creation, they had to escape from some sticky situations. The couple lived in Paris on the verge of World II and made their escape from the city by bicycle hours before the German army marched in. It’s a fascinating story, and this book left me wanting to know more.
Title: Dalek I Loved You
ISBN: Harrison Dextrose Publishing (2013), Kindle Edition
A simply book I picked up for free on Kindle is the life story of Nick Griffiths and his love of Doctor Who, particularly the Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker era of the 1970s when he was a child, and the reborn show of the 2000s as an entertainment journalist. If this was just a book about Doctor Who, it wouldn’t be very good, but I did enjoy it for everything else. That being the life of an ordinary guy growing up around the same time as I but in another part of the world with entirely different culture touchstones.
Recommended books: Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby