Writer and Artist
With a particular interest in Psychology,
Fine Art, Philosophy, and Poetry

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Being predominately self educated, I have always read widely. And for me, classic literature has not only been a teacher - but, at times throughout my life, like my only source of friendship too.  

As such, I am often asked about which books have had the most impact on me.
And, while it is impossible to narrow this down fully as the list is always growing . . .these are some of my personal favourites


Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace, Ana Karenina and Resurrection

Homer: The Iliad and The Odyssey

Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo,

Victor Hugo: Les Miserables,

John Steinbeck: East of Eden

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'urbervilles

Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of The Opera, 

Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White

Ovid: Metamorphosis

Dante - Inferno

William Shakespeare: Othello & Julius Caesar


(Non Fiction)

Marcus Aurelius: The Meditations 

Carl Jung: Modern man in search of a soul

The Letters of Seneca

The Discourses of Epictetus

The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

The Writings of Leonardo da Vinci

Carl Jung - Psychology and Alchemy

Plato: Apology & Republic

Viktor Frankl: Man's Search for Meaning

Confucius' Analects,

The Tao Te Ching,