Rags Daniels is an author from Night Readers. Born, Salford City 1944. Moved to S. Devon, 1956. Attended S. Devon College, construction dept. Worked for Borough Architects Dept. Gained I.O.C.W (GB) Diploma at Brunel University. Built own house. Set up a CRF plant in Mumbai, and a Bengal Tiger compound South of Nepal for a wildlife trust. Retired, widowed, 4 children, plus a 12-year-old adopted daughter. On dialysis three mornings a week, spends the time reading and writing.
Rags is now marooned on a desert island without any hope of rescue in the foreseeable future. He’s been washed ashore with little in the way of possessions, but thankfully with a pile of books for company. Here are his views on the books he’s brought with him . . .
1. Which book would you read when sitting next to a campfire, to keep your spirits up? Tom Sharpe’s Wilt on High.
2. You’re going fishing. Which character from which book would you go with, and why? Chief Brody from Jaws, because he knows all about sharks, handy on a desert island.
3. You’d need a phrase or quotation from a book to adopt as a motto. Which one? “Frascati, colder than a polar bears snatch.” Foxy Lady (Rags Daniels).
4. If a ship was to appear on the horizon, what would you do when you got aboard – in a literary sense? Ask them ‘How did you know I was here?’
5. The tide comes in and one of your books floats away. Which one would you least mind losing? The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx.
6. Who from the world of publishing do you think would benefit from being stranded on a desert island? (Not necessarily the same island as you) Jeffery Archer.
7. If you could choose any writer to be your Man Friday, who would that be? Harry Hill.
8. You’ve landed on the island with a single bottle of the drink of your choice. Which drink would you choose and once you’ve drunk it, what would your message be? Help!
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