Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Gordon Brown's Reading List

The British press is quite interested in the book choices of the incoming prime minister, current chancellor Gordon Brown. The Times reported Brown's vacation list yesterday (he'll be visiting Cape Cod later this summer), calling the P.M.-presumptive "arguably our most profoundly bookish leader since Churchill."

Brown told the paper he'll be reading Al Gore's The Assault on Reason, Alan Greenspan's The Age of Turbulence, and Sebastian Faulks' novel Engleby.

The BBC adds some more Brown book choices, noting that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is near the top of the list. Brown has called J.K. Rowlings' books Britain's "greatest export." Thomas Keneally's new novel The Widow and Her Hero was also mentioned as a planned summer read.