Eileen's favourite books are:-
- The Fairy Godmother's Handbook. Crucial reading for all of this ilk. Eileen wrote several sections of it too. It is updated annually.
- The Classic Fairy Tales (Brothers Grimm, Hans Christen Andersen, Pirrault etc). For all fairy godmothers, these are basic history lessons though Eileen also enjoyed the tales for their own sake.
- The Lord of the Rings. Eileen saw this as proof that treacherous wizards existed (Saruman). When pressed on the issue that heroic wizards existed too (Gandalf), Eileen pursed her lips and claimed Gandalf was unique. For Eileen, there never would be a wizard, fictional or otherwise, she would ever trust absolutely.
- The Chronicles of Narnia. Eileen particularly likes the way the White Witch becomes unstuck. (Even Eileen wouldn't argue with Aslan. The Fairy Queen always saw this as proof there were beings Eileen feared. Roxannadrell was just annoyed one of them was not her!).
- The Wind in the Willows. Eileen just loves this book for its own sake. She prides herself on good taste, both generally and in literature in particular. On the basis of this selection alone, she has a point.