August 03, 2007

Holiday reading

We’re leaving for France today (two weeks in the Charente) and very much looking forward to it. Rest, relaxation and a lot of reading will be the order of the day.

Here are five books I’ll be taking with me:

Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku, the figure-skating string theorist.

The Great Transformation by Karen Armstrong - the Guardian reviewed it last year.

Londonistan by Melanie Phillips.

What’s Left by Nick Cohen (Oliver Kamm gave it a positive review, Johan Hari didn’t and Cohen‘s response features in the Summer 2007 issue of Dissent.)

Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland.