If your house was burning down and you could save just one book from your collection … what would it be?
Major cricket nerd moment coming up.
In fourth place: my copy of Pride & Prejudice from school. It has no particular annotations apart from my name, class, teacher etc on the flyleaf, but I loved the book and it is a tangible reminder of another life.
In third place: my signed copy of The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. I loved the book.
In second place: my signed copy of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet because I loved the book so much (slightly more than Weird Sisters).
But unreservedly in first place: I have Steve Waugh’s 2001 Ashes Diary signed by:– Steve Waugh – Ian Healy – Mark Taylor – Ian Chappell – Richie Benaud – Bill Lawry – Tony Greig – Greg Chappell (and another signature I can’t read).
which is quite the list of luminaries. I’d be saving that one quickly.