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Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann
Dubliners
Jeri Johnson, James Joyce
The Illuminated Prayer: The Five-Times Prayer of the Sufis
Coleman Barks, Michael Green
Selected Readings from the Portable Dorothy Parker (Abridged)
Marion Meade
The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales
Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

The Diary of a Nobody (Oxford World's Classics)

The Diary of a Nobody - George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith A pleasantly amusing read. Although, if I ever feel the urge to read about awkward misunderstandings, clumsy accidents, embarrassing situations and the not-remarkably-funny jokes, of an unconsciously snobbish, inarticulate, fairly ridiculous, self important nobody in a middle class household I can always flip through my own diary.

Which, quite naturally, leads me to wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Pooter, "Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see--because I do not happen to be a 'Somebody'--why my diary should not be interesting."
So,
Coming soon to a bookshop near you: The Diary of a Yet Another Nobody