#65 In love with books – Joan De La Haye

April 21, 2011 in Sonder kategorie

What made you fall in love with books – and how did it happen?
I come from a family of book lovers. The family home has bookshelves in practically every room and all those shelves are filled with both old and new books, even a few first editions.

My sister decided to teach me how to read when I was about four or five. To make sure it wasn’t too boring for her she decided that we’d start with the Famous Five and Nancy Drew. We skipped Dr Zeus and went straight to the good stuff. I’ve never gone a day, since then, without a pile of books next to my bed.

What’s your favourite line from a book, play or poem?

My favourite play is Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. I fell in love with it when I was thirteen. Here’s one of  my favourite lines from it:

“Oh, don’t take it so hard. I drove into this madness. Every woman needs a little madness in her life.”

Cyrano de Bergerac, Act 4

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