Top 10 Writer's Reads
John Man is a travel writer and historian with a special interest in Mongolia. Author of Genghis Khan: Life, Death and Resurrection and Attila the Hun, his latest work, Kablai Khan: The Mongol King Who Remade China is this month's Book of the Month
1. The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong (Harper Perennial, 8.99 [pounds sterling])
A powerful, sharply honest account of how the author broke religious bonds to find herself and her true calling
2. Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Headline Review, 5.99 [pounds sterling])
I love the way she captures the irrational swings of a 14-year-old adrift in a maelstrom of racial tension and sexual …
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Publication information: Article title: Top 10 Writer's Reads. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Geographical. Volume: 78. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 2006. Page number: 81. © 2008 Circle Publishing Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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