Children’s Bible is precious to Kay

Kay Burley
Kay Burley

KAY Burley is a closet fan of the children’s Bible.

The Sky News reader used to love reading the children’s Bible when she was younger and this inspired her to start reading.

The former Beech Hill resident said: “I read the children’s bible when I was a little girl and loved it! I very much remember falling asleep and waking up in the morning with the book still clutched to me. I’m not in the slightest bit religious but they are sensational stories, especially for a child.

“Later on Enid Blyton’s Famous Five captured my interest and I progressed on to Alistair MacLean (Guns of Navarone is a favourite) before discovering the magic of John Steinbeck, especially the Grapes of Wrath.”

The First Ladies author added that she is currently reading Blind Allegiance To Sarah Palin by Frank Bailey. She said: “Contrary to what the author hopes to achieve - giving the impression Palin is superficial and vacuous - it instead offers a greater insight into Bailey.

“He is a former confidant who has turned against his master but rather than a vicious pitbull, he comes across as a spiteful poodle. I keep putting it down and seeking respite in the wonderful Jilly Cooper.”

She added that she tends not to follow critics choices and preferred Dan Brown’s Digital Fortress to The Da Vinci Code.

Kay’s second book Betrayal is out now.