There's nothing better than a good book or seven on holiday.
These ones are all available on download as well as paperback.
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Summer, that most mythical of Great British seasons, is
upon us. Wherever you are heading to enjoy it, here's some
recommended reading for your carry-on.
To begin, let’s travel to the Beautiful Ruins
of Hollywood and Italy in Jess Walter's
deliriously entertaining new novel. Spanning
decades and with a cast list of unforgettable
actors to match Cleopatra, this book of fate,
lost love and the lascivious behaviour of movie
execs is unputdownable. It also has a brilliant
cameo from a very drunk, and very funny,
Richard Burton. What more could you want?
If you are still in holiday planning mode, you
could do a lot worse than investing in a copy
of Robert Macfarlane's The Old Ways.
Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads
and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient
network of routes criss-crossing the British
Isles, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost
Britain, while exploring the places and journeys
which inspire and live inside our imaginations.
Take a trip with one of our very best writers this summer.