Comedians’ favourite books

Dave Spikey.
Dave Spikey.

With Comic Relief on Friday March 13, we asked five top comedians to tell us about their top books of all time.

Dave Spikey – A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Jenny Eclair – “Changes all the time – The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt at the mo – but long time fave is Madame Bovary.

Milton Jones – Back on tour with his latest stand-up show, Milton Jones And The Temple Of Daft, his favourite book is The Bluffers Guide To Parachuting.

Marcus Brigstocke –To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Eric Idle – “Can’t decide between Bleak House by Charles Dickens and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.”

*Most books are available at your local Lancashire library, or visit or to reserve a copy.