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  • Kelsey Grammer

    A Passage to India because something about the book caught his imagination when he was 16 - the fantastic mystery of India

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  • Maya Angelou

    The Negro Caravan, because it has has c18, c19 & c20 black American poetry, excerpts from c19 plays, anti-slavery propaganda, slave narratives and some of the most beautiful c19 black lady poetry 

    Maya Angelou died 28 May 2014 (wikipedia)

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  • Carla Lane

    Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, because its the book she always goes back to 

    Carla Lane died 31 May 2106 (wikipedia)

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  • Jacques Cousteau

    The Complete Essays of Michel de Montaigne: because in this book you learn how to behave

    Jacques Cousteau died 25 June 1997 (wikipedia)

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  • John Lloyd

    The Book : On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are: because it's the best book he's ever read on the nature of what actually is, what the world is about and how you should behave 

    John is not a tweeter

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  • Captain Eric Brown

    The Moon Landings because of his facination with Wernher von Braun and Neil Armstrong, who was one of the finest human beings he ever met

    Captain Eric Brown died 21 February 2016 (wikipedia)

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  • Vikram Seth

    Three Hundred Tang Poems 

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  • Yotam Ottolenghi

    A Suitable Boy because it's a very long book and a fantastic book about family - a complex & emotional journey and he could spend many hours enjoying that family aspect vicariously through the story

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  • Pinky Lilani

    The Forty Rules of Love because it's timeless and has some deep philosophy in.  It's also very contemporary in some way - it would be a great book to think about on the island 

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