I've decided what to read whilst on this trip (thank you all for your suggestions), but before I disclose my final list, I'd like to share some pictures of my reading activities whilst in some rather beautiful places.
In Mykanos at the age of six, I read a book on the Island. I scare fishes with the size of my glasses!
At the age of nine, my reading material had evidently matured, as on another Greek Island, I try my hand at Schindler's List. I appear to be using Dilly the Dinosaur as a pillow.
A year later, I am in Egypt, where I take A Little Princess, because obviously the view isn't up to much.
Here I am in 98 (roughly) in the Uffizi, clutching a copy of 'Anne of the Island'. I distinctly remember sitting in front of Venus rising from the sea reading this. I was such a heathen!
And bringing the catalogue roughly up to date, here I am in Italy in 2005, proving that no matter what age I am, I will always find a place to read!
And the books that made the final cut are: (I feel like I'm announcing a very mixed Orange award!)
'Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont'
'Hons and Rebels'
'A Fool's Alphabet'
'The Turn of the Screw'
'My Mother's Wedding Dress'
Of course, if 'Letters from Menabilly' turns up in the post tomorrow morning, I will bump 'The Parasites'.
I need to stop making inappropriate metaphors about packing. Saying I have enough to sink a ship does not bode well for anybody!