'The Little Prince is a fantasy I never tire of'

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Ananda Shakespeare
Ananda Shakespeare

Reading with Ananda Shakespeare, Founder, Shakespeare Communications

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Published: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 1:00 AM

What are you reading right now?
I'm reading Stop the Excuses! by Wayne Dyer. I've read most of his books, they're easy-to-read self-help books. This one hopes to guide you to achieve your potential by overcoming any fears you have.

A book that changed your life, and why.
The Alchemy of Voice by Stewart Pearce just blew me away. The author is a voice coach and works with anyone who uses their voice for a living - singers, actors, but also people trying to heal life traumas, such as getting over grief. Who knew how powerful the human voice was and how life-changing working on yours could be?

Name one underrated book and why you would recommend it.
Millionaire Expat by Andrew Hallam. It's in our interest to understand personal finance. Don't rely on others to give you advice; educate yourself, read, research and make your own mind up about how to grow financially.

Your favourite literary character and why?
The titular Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) in the eponymous novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This is a book I re-read to this day. There's something about the prince's world that captures my imagination. It draws me in, it's escapist and engaging, mesmerising and philosophical and challenges your thoughts. It's a truly unforgettable tale of a fantasy world that I never tire of.

A literary quote that really stood out and what it means to you.
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars" - Oscar Wilde. To me, this means we are all equal and struggling in our own way, but what marks us apart is our attitudes.

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