Celebrity Reader Interview: Sylvester McCoy

Sylvester McCoy, the seventh Doctor in the Doctor Who TV show, and the actor lined-up to play Radagast in Peter Jackson’s forthcoming movie version of The Hobbit, answered some questions about his reading habits for The Book Base.

Sylvester McCoyWhat were your favourite books as a child?

Huckleberry Finn

What’s the best book you’ve read recently?

Dead Air by Iain Banks

Who are your favourite authors?

Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Dickens, Le Carre, Adrian Mitchell (poet).

When and where do you do most of your reading?

In bed late at night.

Approximately how many books do you read in a year?

No idea.

Which book has influenced you the most?

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

What are your reading at the moment?

1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare by James Shapiro

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