Hot holiday reads
Wondering what to take away on holiday with you this year? How about these recommendations from some of the bookiest in the business?
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
This summer I’ll be wandering around in the burning-hot Umbrian countryside and getting stuck into the new Ian McEwan novel. Out in August, it’s his take on le Carré, but with the twist of bringing together a female spy with a young McEwan-esque novelist. If it’s half as fun as William Boyd’s Restless, I’ll be happy. Plus, McEwan’s ever-compelling stories of life, love and art feel fitting for hot rural Italy.
(Ed Wood, editor)
The Submission by Amy Waldman
The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson
Burning Bright by Ron Rash
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
(Bob Johnston, The Gutter Bookshop, Dublin)
Tomorrow we have recommendations from authors including Mark Billingham, Michael Morpurgo, Alexander McCall Smith and Fay Weldon.