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Charles Foster is a Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. He has written and contributed to over 35 books. His latest, Being A Beast is out now published by Profile Books

1. Wild by Jay Griffiths (2007) More a seething organism than a book.

2. Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1851) Huge, rolling, surging, numinous, bloody and audacious.

3. The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist (2009) The history of ideas seen through the lens of the divided brain.

4. The Boys' Country Book edited by John Moore (1955) The ultimate manifesto of anarchic amateurism.

5. The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen (1978) Zen blue and white in the high Himalaya, with a leopard crouching invisibly in the snows.

6. Wild Lone by 'B B'(1938) In the paw-prints of a fox in the English Midlands.

7. Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis (1946) On how to be alive.

8. The Odyssey by Homer (8th century BC) Salt-spray, heaving boats and a longing for home.

9. Thursbitch by Alan Garner (2003) The past and the present in continual conversation in a Pennine valley.

10. Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory (1485) To find anything worthwhile you need to get lost in a wood, with rising mist, deep magic and the clashing of steel.

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Date:Feb 1, 2016
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