• From Scotland on Sunday, March 2004-What books are on your bedside table? Teach Us To Outgrow Our Madness by Kenzaburu Oe, All Quiet on the Western Front, James Clavell's Shogun, and Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted -Which books have you been unable to finish? Kenzaburu Oe has been on the bedside table for about as long as it takes for something to happen in a Japanese novel. A mysteriously long time. -What was your favourite childhood book? Willard Price's Adventure series, in which a boy's give-away weakness was always to have 'hands as soft as butter.' The two teenage heroes spent each book in a different exotic location (South Sea Adventure, Amazon Adventure) in search of, you guessed it,

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