12 of Billy Connolly's all-time favourite book recommendations from James Joyce to Roberts Burns

These are some of Billy Connolly's favourite books

Billy Connolly is no stranger to books with the Big Yin having admitted how important a place the library was for him in his younger days.

One particular Glasgow library holds a special place in Connolly's heart with him admitting in an interview with Penguin Books that: "Partick Library was heaven. When you walked in the door the library was on the left and on the right was a newspaper section.

"They had the newspapers, on sticks, ready to be read in an upright position. Old men used to come in to read the papers in the warm. There was a wonderful atmosphere of the old guys reading the papers and looking for somebody to talk to, and young guys darting about and having a laugh. Partick Library was a lovely place to be. I’m so glad it’s still there today. "Going to the library changed my life. It may even have saved it."

From James Joyce to Roberts Burns, here are 12 of Billy Connolly's favourite books.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.