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Writer's reads: top 10.

Tom Feiling, a graduate of the London School of Economics, is a writer, journalist and filmmaker. His latest book. The Island That Disappeared, is out now


1. Invisible Cities

by Italo Calvino(1972)

An inspiring, one-of-a-kind combination of travel fantasy and political treatise.

2. Albion

by Peter Ackroyd (2004)

Fascinating compendium of anecdotes that helps define the national outlook.

3. Everyone a Witness

by AF Scott (various)

An engrossing series of eyewitness accounts, from the Tudors to Georgians.

4. The Cheese and the Worms

by Carlos Ginzburg (1992)

Another great first-hand account, here of the heretical musings of a born sceptic.

5. Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville (1853)

An irreproachable office clerk who refuses to do anything.

6. Zeno's Conscience by ltalo Svevo (1923)

One man's life, as defined by his struggle to give up smoking.

7. Working

by Studs Terkel (1974)

Ordinary people and the jobs they do.

8. Born to Diein Medellin

by Alonso Salazar (1992)

First-hand accounts from Colombia's gang members back in the 1990s.

9. Bay of Tigers

by Pedro Rosa Mend ss (2003) Extraordinary stories from yet another little-heard-from country.

10. The Traveller's Tree

by Patrick Leigh Fermor (1950)

Thanks to Fermor, the average Briton of 1950 knew more about the Caribbean than his contemporary equivalent.

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Date:Jun 1, 2017
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