What book would you take?

There is a radio programme here in Britain called Desert Island Discs, It been running for decades and basically consists of celebs picking their best loved music. However, it always end with the question – what book would you take to your desert island other than the Bible and the works of Shakespeare?

Well, this week it was revealed that a strange parallel arose on the Island that imprisoned Nelson Mandela. Because one of his fellow prisoners was allowed to be sent one book. He chose the works of Shakespeare which was then disguised as Hindu scripture to prevent its confiscation. This book then was secretly circulated and each inmate annotated the passage that meant most to him. It ,must have indeed given sustenance for the long years waiting for freedom.

The question must be what would you take to an desert island or prison; what would give me strength for the journey?


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