What the great and the good were reading this year
A host of well-known names from the worlds of literature, business, politics and the media name their favourite books of 2016
Vanessa Ronan’s debut novel The Last Days of Summer is a thrilling, dark and utterly compelling read. I was drawn into it immediately when I read it back in April, and I find myself haunted by it, still. Sebastian Barry’s Days Without End has everything we go to this brilliant writer for: control, mastery, wit, grace, unforgettable characters and sentences of extraordinary suppleness that wind and bend and tease and dance before hitting home with...
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