Talking Politics Guide to ... Summer Reading

Talking Politics Guide to ... Summer Reading

By David Runciman and Catherine Carr

We ask regular TP contributors and guests to tell us about the books they've most enjoyed recently and the ones they are looking forward to reading this summer. History, science fiction, philosophy, memoirs and a little bit of politics too: it's all here.

Sarah Churchwell

My Face for the World to See, Alfred HayesIn Love, Alfred Hayes

Chris Bickerton

The Man Without Qualities, Robert Musil

Hans van de Ven

The Great Flowing River, Chi Pang-yuan

Helen Thompson

Dominion, Tom HollandThe Hotel Years, Joseph RothThe Emigrants, W.G. Sebald

Dennis Grube

The Fifth Risk, Michael LewisMiddle England, Jonathan Coe

Catherine Bernard

In our Mad and Furious City, Guy Gunaratne

David Runciman

From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel C. Dennett Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang

Clare Chambers

Invisible Women, Caroline Criado PerezNormal People, Sally Rooney

Chris Brooke

On Mercy, Malcolm Bull

Paul Mason

Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, Ethan Mordden

Tom Holland

Nefertiti’s Face, Joyce Tyldesley

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