Magazine article Geographical

Top 10 Writer's Reads

Magazine article Geographical

Top 10 Writer's Reads

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1. Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski (Penguin, 8.99 [pounds sterling])

How modern Africa stumbled into decay, conveyed with elegance and humanity

2. Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer by Patrick French (Flamingo, 9.99 [pounds sterling])

The life of the sort of madman on whose swagger and brio colonialism was built

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3. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn (Abacus, 8.99 [pounds sterling])

You don't know love until you learn you can fall in love with a limbless freak

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4. Days of the Consuls by Ivo Andric (Forest, 5.99 [pounds sterling])

An empire (Ottoman) declines disgracefully; a century later we pay the price (Bosnia)

5. And When Did You Last See Your Father by Blake Morrison (Granta, 7.99 [pounds sterling])

Touching tribute to the journey many of us have to make: our father's death

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6. WildLone by BB (Out of print)

A fox's eye view of the muddy lanes and soggy fields of my Midlands childhood

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