Monday, June 30, 2008

From The Sunday Times
June 29, 2008

The 100 best holiday reads
Whether you're spending the summer on a far-flung beach or in your back garden, settle back in your deckchair with a selection from The Sunday Times guide to summer reading.

Check out how many of these you have read:
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (Faber/Profile £6.99) A visit from a mobile library opens the Queen's eyes to other worlds in this delightful comedy

His Illegal Self by Peter Carey (Faber £16.99) The Booker prize-winner is back on form in this likable tale about a boy's misadventures in an alternative community

Sepulchre by Kate Mosse (Orion £7.99) Lovers of Labyrinth won't be disappointed by this complex tale of a secret that resonates across the centuries

Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins (Bloomsbury £12.99) A chilling tale of delusion, as an expectant mother becomes convinced she is being shadowed by a mysterious man

The Road Home by Rose Tremain (Vintage £7.99) This year's Orange prize winner, a thoughtful tale of an east European immigrant searching for a new life in London

Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones (J Murray £7.99) South Sea islanders are shown the world through the eyes of Dickens, in the novel that should have won last year's Man Booker prize

Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka (Penguin £7.99) From the author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, a spirited black comedy about the lives of immigrant fruit pickers in Kent

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