Stressed and Anxious? Read EmmaTelevision producer, poet, and best-selling author, Daisy Goodwin, (author of the likes of The Fortune Hunter and My Last Duchess) has compiled her list of books that she recommends for reading when you need help to get through the "trickier times in life." First on the list is Emma.
Fiction is a less painful place to find that sense of perspective. Mr Woodhouse, the neurotic hypochondriacal father of Emma in Jane Austen's eponymous novel, is always fretting about the evils of fresh air and is convinced a walk in the rain is tantamount to signing a death warrant.As well as Emma, her recommended books include Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾, and John Lanchester's novel Capital.
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