Magazine article Geographical

Top Ten Writer's Reads

Magazine article Geographical

Top Ten Writer's Reads

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1. Tin: ODYSSEY

by Homer; translated by Robert Fagles (PENGUIN CLASSICS US$16) The first great journey of literature in a superb contemporary version

2. TINTIN IN TIBET

by Herge (MAMMOTH, 9.99 [pounds sterling]) Tintin's most captivating adventure, in which Captain Haddock rides a cow through the streets of Delhi

3. FROM HEAVEN'S LAKE

by Vikram Seth (PHOENIX, 7.99 [pounds sterling]) Superb, understated wanderings in Tibet by the most versatile of modern writers

4. THE EMIGRANTS

by WG Sebald (VINTAGE, 8.99 [pounds sterling]) A moving, mesmerising tale of four German Jews coming to terms with or escaping from their past

5. THE HOUSEHOLDER

by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (WW NORTON, US$13) Touching, amusing novel set in Delhi in the 1950s, and later turned into a classic film

6. LIGHTS OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

by Iain Sinclair (PENGUIN, 9.99 [pounds sterling]) Wonderful essays by London's most eccentric modern chronicler

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