NICOLA Sturgeon has presented a tour of her jam-packed bookshelves to mark this year’s Book Week Scotland, showing off her favourite reads and offering a glimpse into the collection she has been developing for “as long as I can remember”.

The keen reader said she “now shares a house with books rather than the other way round”, with overspill in different rooms in her home.

The First Minister showed off her copy of A Scots Quair which was a school prize.

“I won’t boast here – well I will actually,” Sturgeon joked. “I’ll tell you I was first in Modern Studies, first in Latin and first in English – that was fifth year of school but this is one of my favourite books, Sunset Song is my favourite book of all time”.

The SNP leader showed off some of her other favourites, including picks by Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Ali Smith and Muriel Spark.

Sturgeon showed viewers “one of my most prized possessions” – a signed first-edition copy of Spark’s The Girls of Slender Means.

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The First Minister added her pick for Book Week Scotland is Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi, which has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

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