Favourite Books

An ever shifting, confirmation bias inflected collection in no particular order.

  • Memoirs of Hadrian (Margaret Yourcenar)
  • A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water (Patrick Leigh Fermor)
  • The Places In Between (Rory Stewart)
  • The Patrick Melrose Novels (Edward St. Aubyn)
  • Venice (Jan Morris)
  • Cultural Amnesia (Clive James)
  • The Rings of Saturn (W.G. Sebald)
  • The Impressionist (Hari Kunzru)
  • Invisible Cities (Italo Calvino)
  • Goodbye to All That (Robert Graves)
  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Laurie Lee)
  • The Sea (John Banville)
  • The Regeneration Trilogy (Pat Barker)
  • Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  • The Bridge (Iain Banks)
  • Small Gods (Terry Pratchett)
  • Bel Canto (Ann Patchett)
  • Perdido Street Station (China Mieville)
  • The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
  • Brooklyn (Colm Toibin)
  • The New York Trilogy (Paul Auster)
  • The Silver Age (James Lasdun)
  • The Good Soldier (Ford Madox Ford)
  • Death in Venice (Thomas Mann)
  • Lucky Jim (Kingsley Amis)
  • The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)
  • The Glass Bead Game (Herman Hesse)
  • The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
  • Mrs Bridge (Evan S. Connell)

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