Favourite Books

Here are some of my favourite books,  in no particular order:


  • The Histories, by Herodotus
  • The Golden Ass, by Apuleius
  • Samarkand, by Amin Maalouf
  • The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje
  • Bonjour Tristesse, by Francoise Sagan
  • The Violent Century, by Lavie Tidhar
  • The Quiet American, by Graham Greene
  • The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham
  • Three Men In A Boat, by Jerome K Jerome
  • Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere, by Jan Morris
  • Songlines, by Bruce Chatwin
  • Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell
  • Cider With Rosie, by Laurie Lee
  • The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
  • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  • Small Wars Permitting, by Christina Lamb
  • Silk, by Alessandro Baricco
  • The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco
  • If On A Winter's Night, A Traveller, by Italo Calvino
  • The Leopard, by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  • The Lost Honour of Katherina Blum, by Heinrich Böll
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
  • The Year of Living Dangerously, by Christopher J Koch
  • The General In His Labyrinth, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Ten Thousand Miles Without A Cloud, by Sun Shuyun
  • The Karla Trilogy, by John le Carré