So many books, yet just a couple of weeks to read them all during your summer holidays! We have brought to you some long awaited new releases of summer books and also some of the classic travel literature that will keep you entertained while you are relaxing on your sun lounger at the side of the pool, at the park, on the beach, in the plane, or anywhere else. These novels will take you to mysterious pasts and intriguing futures. Don’t forget the sunscreen and your book before heading anywhere!
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This is a beautiful memoir by British poet Laurie Lie which was first released in 1969. It is a sequel to Cider with Rosie which provides details of his life in Gloucestershire post First World War. This book reveals how Lee sets out from his home in London and find himself in Spain just in time for Civil War where the only Spanish phrase he knows is “‘Will you please give me a glass of water?’”. This wonderful travel writing classic will give you a glimpse of a bygone era of England, and you will experience the atmosphere and spirit of the places Lee passed through his very particular semi-poetic style.
Pocket World in Figures 2016 Edition, by the Economist
This diminutive publication packed with facts and figures that everyone looks forward to know about the world. This will help you educate yourself about various countries and places that you visit and it definitely is a great conversation starter. Once you start uncovering the unusual facts found in this book, you just can’t stop. Did you know that a Big Mac cost twice as much in Israel than it does in South Africa, or that the U.S. spend 6 times more on Space research than China? All these were news to us.
Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust, by Sarah Lea, Jasper Sharp and academic advisor Lynda Roscoe Hartigan
Artist Joseph Cornell spend most of his life in the basement of a New York home, caring for his mother and brother, who has cerebral palsy. In this extraordinary book, you will explore the contents of his shadow box which is filled with his unfulfilled wanderlust. This will take you to a fascinating journey through the vision of one of the greatest traveller who never left home.
Can We Live Here?, by Sarah Alderson
This book is themed on the popular blog of the same name. This is a highly entertaining, inspiring, and uplifting book which acts as a travel memoire about the author, her husband and their young daughter who sets out to find a new home.
Other books that you may pick up this summer are Noonday by Pat Barker, London on Two Wheels by TFL, One Man’s Everest by Kenton Cool, Pinball by Haruki Marukami, J; A Novel by Howard Jacobson, and Naked at Lunch by Mark Haskell Smith.