Hayley Firth: My desert island book is Kane and Able by Jeffrey Archer.
Not only is it a great read, but it would pass the time on the island easily as it’s such a lengthy book. This would hopefully keep you occupied until being rescued.
A few of the reasons why I find this book such an engaging read is because it follows the lives of two men who superficially seem completely different, but have much more in common than meets the eye. Archer succeeds in bringing his characters to life in a way which allows the reader to invest in them and suspend the belief of the reality that they’re fictional. We feel everything they feel, we hear everything they think.
There were many lessons to be learned throughout the book. One which stood out for me was the power of forgiveness and the downfall of being stubborn.
This is the book I read during Lockdown and it reminds me why it is important to keep the right attitude, not to make assumptions, to appreciate and to forgive. I would recommend for all to give this book a read.