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Reading Exchange 2013 Books Discussed
Reading Exchange 2013
Books Discussed
- the present
Latest meeting, June 2016
The Librettist of Venice: The Remarkable Life of
Lorenzo da Ponte – Mozart's Poet, Casanova's
Friend, and Italian Opera's Impresario in America,
Rodney Bolt
2006
A Nervous Breakdown, 1889
Anton Chekhov
An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age
of Profumo, 2013
Richard Davenport-Hines
Skating to Antarctica, 1997
Jenny Diski
Fascist Voices: an intimate history of Mussolini's
Italy, 2012
Christopher Duggan
Snow-storms in a Hot Climate, 1988
Sarah Dunant
The All of It: A Novel, 1986
Jeannette Haien
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra,
Vaseem Khan
2015
Under the Dragon: Travels in a Betrayed Land,
Rory Maclean
1998
Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man: Early
Years, 1954
Thomas Mann
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, 1956
Yukio Mishima
Just One Damned Thing After Another (The
Chronicles of St. Mary Book 1), 2013
Jodi Taylor
A Curious Friendship – The Story of a Bluestocking
and a Bright Young Thing, 2015
Anna Thomasson
March 2016
Shrabani Basu
Jorge Luis Borges
Bill Bryson
Gustave Flaubert
Kazuo Ishiguro
Dacia Maraini
Haruki Marukami
Nancy Mitford
George Monbiot
Nicholas Stern
Leo Tolstoy
Jenny Uglow
For King and Another Country / Indian Soldiers on
the Western Front, 1914-1918, 2015
The Library of Babel, 1941
Down Under, 2000
Madame Bovary, 1856
The Unconsoled, 1995
A Pale View of Hills, 1982
An Artist of the Floating World, 1986
The Remains of the Day, 1989
Never Let Me Go, 2005
Cercando Emma / Gustave Flaubert e la signora
Bovary, 1996
1Q84, 2009-2010
The Pursuit of Love, 1945
Love in a Cold Climate, 1949
Feral / Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers
of Rewilding, 2013
Why are we Waiting / The Logic, Urgency, and
Promise of Tackling Climate Change, 2015
War and Peace, 1869
The Lunar Men, 2002
1
October 2015
Mrs. Hemingway, 2014
In These Times: Living in Britain Through
Napoleon's Wars, 1793 – 1815, 2014
Very British Problems, 2013
The Secret History, 1993, The Goldfinch, 2013
Maigret's Special Murder, 1948, Maigret at the
Crossroads, 1931, Maigret and the Tramp, 1963
What Henry James Knew, and Other Essays on
Writers, 1993
A Place of Greater Safety, 1992
The Hundred-Year House, 2014
The War between the Tates, 1974
Naomi Wood
Jenny Uglow
Rob Temple
Donna Tart
Georges Simenon
Cynthia Ozick
Hilary Mantel
Rebecca Makkai
Alison Lurie
Patrick Leigh Fermour
Luca Landucci
Stephen Landrigan and Qais Omar
David Lagercrantz
Jane Goodall
Vincent van Gogh
Roger S. Fouts and Stephen Tukel Mills
Dian Fossey
Anne Enright
Sarah Dunant
Michael Chabon
Martin Amis
The Broken Road, 2013
A Florentine Diary from 1450 to 1516, 1927
Shakespeare in Kabul, 2012
The Girl in the Spider's Web, 2015
In the Shadow of Man, 1971
The Letters of Vincent van Gogh, ed. Mark Roskill,
1963
Next of Kin: My Conversations with Chimpanzees,
1997
Gorillas in the Mist, 1983
The Green Road, 2015
In the Company of the Courtesan, 2006, Blood and
Beauty, 2013
The Yiddish Policeman's Union, 2007
Time's Arrow: or the Nature of the Offence, 1991
June 2015
Edith Wharton
Jenny Uglow
Simon Leys
Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Alice von Hildebrand
Patricia Highsmith
Paula Hawkins
Thomas Hardy
Gillian Flynn
Tina Fey
Hunter Davies
Terry Brooks
Kate Atkinson
House of Mirth, 1905
Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick, 2006
The Death of Napoleon, 1986
The Pike: Gabriele d'Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and
Preacher of War, 2013
Soul of a Lion: Dietrich von Hildebrand, 2000
Deep Water, 1957
The Girl on the Train, 2015
A Pair of Blue Eyes, 1873
Gone Girl, 2012
Bossypants, 2011
William Wordsworth: A Biography, 1997
The Original Shannara Trilogy, 1977, 1982, 1985,
The Heritage of Shannara Trilogy, 1990-1993,
First King of Shannara, 1996
Life After Life, 2013
2
March 2015
Donald Weinstein
Giles Waterfield
Barry Unsworth
Donna Tartt
Bryan Stevenson
Kay Remfield Jamison
Roland Merullo
Janet Malcolm
Stephen Landrigan and Qais Akbar
Omar
Jane Jordan
Rachel Holmes
John Grisham
Sebastian Faulks
Laura Esquivel
Eben Alexander
Savonarola: The Rise and Fall of a Renaissance
Prophet, 2011
The Long Afternoon, 2001, The Hound in the Left
Hand Corner, 2002, The Iron Necklace, 2015
Losing Nelson, 1999
The Goldfinch, 2013
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, 2014
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and
Madness, 1995
Breakfast with Buddha, 2007, Lunch with Buddha,
2012
Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey, 2001
Shakespeare in Kabul, 2012
Josephine Butler, 2001
Eleanor Marx: A Life, 2014
Grey Mountain, 2014
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells, 2013
Like Water for Chocolate, 1989
Proof of Heaven. A Neurosurgeon's Journey into
the Afterlife, 2012
October 2014
Fantasmi del Passato, 2014
In Love and War, 2014
My Two Italies, 2014
State of the Union, 2005
This Boy: A Memoir of Childhood, 2013
In the Heart of the Country, 1977
Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software,
2013, Love and Longing in Bombay: Stories, 1997
Talking It Over, 1991, Love, Etc., 2000, The Sense
of an Ending, 2011
Marco Vicchi
Alex Preston
Joseph Luzzi
Douglas Kennedy
Allen Johnson
J. M. Coetzee
Vikram Chandra
Julian Barnes
May 2014
Giles Waterfield
Nina Stibbe
Lionel Shriver
John Julius Norwich
Diego Marani
Norman Lewis
Robert M. Edsel
Rana Dasgupta
A.S. Byatt
Ilaria Dagnini Brey
The Hound in the Left-hand Corner, 2002
Love, Nina – Despatches from Family Life, 2013
We Need to Talk about Kevin, 2003
The Popes; A History, 2011
The Last of the Vostyachs, 2012
Naples ’44 – An Intelligence Officer in the Italian
Labyrinth, 1978
Saving Italy, 2013
Capital, 2014
The Children’s Book, 2009
The Venus Fixers: The remarkable story of the Allied
soldiers who saved Italy’s art during World War II,
2009
3
James R. Banker
The culture of San Sepolcro during the youth of Piero
della Francesca, 2013
February 2014
Stoner, 1965
The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895
Middlepost, 1989
An Art City at War: Florence 1943-1944, 2004 (in
Italian)
Hess, Hitler and Churchill, 2013
Angela's Ashes, 1996
Mister Pip, 2006
Innocence , 1986
The Love-charm of Bombs, 2013
The Gathering, 2007
Ten Billion, 2013
Monuments Men, 2009, Saving Italy: The Race to
Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis, 2013
Claire of the Sea Light, 2013
The Luminaries, 2013
John Williams
Oscar Wilde
Anthony Sher
Paolo Paoletti
Peter Padfield
Frank McCourt
Lloyd Jones
Penelope Fitzgerald
Lara Feigal
Anne Enright
Stephen Emmott
Robert R.Edsel
Edwige Denticat
Eleanor Catton
October 2013
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1885
Resurrection, 1899
The Volcano Lover: a romance, 1992, Illness as
Metaphor, 1978
Tom's Midnight Garden, 1983
The Liar's Club, 1995
Sightlines (essays), 2012
Far from the Madding Crowd, 1874, Tess of the
d'Urbervilles, 1874, The Return of the Native, 1878,
The Mayor of Casterbridge, 1886, Jude the Obscure,
1895
Maggot Moon, 2012
We Are Besieged, 2011
Stories and essays, (in The Best of Frances Browne,
ed. Raymond Blair), 2012
Talking Heads, 1988
Mark Twain
Leo Tolstoy
Susan Sontag
Philippa Pearce
Mary Kerr
Kathleen Jamie
Thomas Hardy
Sally Gardner
Barbara Fitzgerald
Frances Browne
Alan Bennett
May 2013
A.N. Wilson
Roger Crowley
Harry Mount
Tom Hodgekinson
William Dalrymple
Alan Drew
Dante in Love, 2011
City of Fortune : How Venice Ruled the Seas, 2011
A Lust for Window Sills: A Lover's Guide to British
Buildings from Portcullis to Pebble-dash, 2008
How to be Idle, 2005
Return of a King : The Battle for Afghanistan, 2013
Gardens of Water, 2008
4
Sarah Bakewell
How to Live, or a Life of Montaigne in One Question
and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, 2010
February 2013
The House of Mirth, 1905
The Passion of Artemisia, 2002
The Song of Achilles, 2011
War Music, 1981; Kings : An Account of Books 1
and 2 of Homer's Iliad, 1991;The Husbands : An
Account of Books 3 and 4 of Homer's Iliad, 1995
Edge of Empire. Conquest and Collecting in the East
1750-1850, 2005
Titian, his life, 2012; The Man Who Lost His
Language, 2002
A Rich Full Death, 1986
The House of Mirth [film], 2000
Le Parole di Bernfrieda. Una cronaca degli
Altavilla, 2001
Edith Wharton
Susan Vreeland
Madeline Miller
Christopher Logue
Maya Jasanoff
Sheila Hale
Michael Dibdin
Terence Davies
Gabriella Brooke
November 2012
Un anno sull'Altipiano, 1938
The Swerve : How the World Became Modern,
2011
26 a, 2005
The Beautiful and the Damned, 2011 [reviewed by
Martha Nussbaum in the TLS, 12.10.12, along
with Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful
Forevers, 2012, referred to in the October
meeting]
An Unlikely Prince : The Life and Times of
Machiavelli,2010
Stars and Bars, 1984
How It Was : A Memoir of Samuel Beckett, 2006
Emilio Lussu
Stephen Greenblatt
Diane Evans
Siddhartha Deb
Niccolò Capponi
William Boyd
Anne Atik
October 2012
There But For The, 2011
Postwar : A History of Europe since 1945, 2005; The
Memory Chalet ,2010
Never Let me Go, 2005
Steve Jobs, 2011
City of Veils, 2010
Europe : a history, 1996
Le città invisibili, 1972; Le Cosmicomiche, 1965;
Fiabe Italiane, 1956
Behind the Beautiful Forevers, 2012
The Decameron, 1349-51
Io e te, 2010
Ali Smith
Tony Judt
Kazuo Ishiguro
Walter Isaacson
Zoe Ferraris
Norman Davies
Italo Calvino
Katherine Boo
Giovanni Boccaccio
Niccolò Ammaniti
May 2012
Paul Torbay
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, 1995
5
Moo, 1995
Pure, 2011
Christmas Holiday, 1944
The Romanovs : the Final Chapter, 1995
La Lettera da Benares, 2007
The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit : My Family's
Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World, 2008
The Age of Wonder : How the Romantic Generation
Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science, 2008
Sonia Delaunay. La Danza del Colore, 2003
The Year of Magical Thinking, 2005
The Chemistry of Tears, 2012
A Wolf at the Table, 2008
Tolkien and Bach, 2011
Jane Smiley
Andrew Miller
W. Somerset Maugham
Robert K. Massie
Tony Maraini
Lucette Lagnado
Richard Holmes
Marina Giordano
Joan Didion
Peter Carey
Augusten Burroughs
Giovanni Agnoloni
November 2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, 2011
We Need to Talk about Kevin, 2003
Nineteen Minutes, 2007
Great House, 2010
I Ching, Il libro dei mutamenti, [the 1949
English edition has a preface by C.J. Jung]
The Fox in the Attic, 1961; The Wooden
Shepherdess, 1973 [volumes one and two of The
Human Predicament]
The Miracle of Mindfulness. An introduction to the
Practice of Meditation, 1999
The Swerve : How the World Became Modern, 2011
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, 2002; Under the
Tree of Forgetfulness, 2011
Little Bee, 2009
Miss Uragano, 2010
Diceria dell'untore, 1981
The Sense of an Ending, 2011
Rebecca Skloot
Lionel Shriver
Jodie Picoult
Nicole Krauss
I Ching
Richard Hughes
Thinch Nhat Hanh
Stephen Greenblatt
Alexandra Fuller
Chris Cleave
Paolo Ciampi
Gesualdo Bufalino
Julian Barnes
May 2011
Simon Winchester
Stacy Schiff
Lorna Sage
Roger Pearson
Iris Origo
Ross Leckie
Marghanita Lasky
David Herlihy and Christiane KlapischZuber
The Surgeon of Crowthorne : A Tale of Murder,
Madness and the Making of the Oxford English
Dictionary, 1998
Cleopatra : A Life, 2010
Bad Blood, 2000
Voltaire Almighty, 2005
War in the Val D'Orcia, 1947
Carthage, 2001
The Victorian Chaise-Longue, 1953
Tuscans and their Families. A Study of the
Florentine
Catasto in 1427, 1985
6
Un Filo d'Olio, 2011
The Sunny Side of the Alps, 1995
La Bella Lingua : My Love Affair with Italian, the
World's Most Enchanting Language, 2009
Natasha's Dance : A Cultural History of Russia,
2002
A Visit from the Goon Squad, 2010
The Hare with Amber Eyes : A Hidden Inheritance,
2010
Mao's Last Dance, 2003
The Tao of Physics, 1975 [Il Tao della Fisica,
1982]
Cosa Tiene Accese le Stelle, 2011
Simonetta Agnello Hornby
Paul Hoffman
Dianne Hales
Orlando Figes
Jennifer Egan
Edmund De Waal
Lee Cunxin
Fritjof Capra
Mario Calabresi
March 2011
Memoirs of Hadrian, 1951
Cleopatra : A Life, 2010
The Art of Racing in the Rain, 2008
Look Again, 2009
A Pacifist's War, 1978; Hanging on [diaries 196063], 1990
War in Val D'Orcia, 1947; Images and Shadows,
1970
The Outliars, 2008
The Book of Love, 2010
Women Who Run with the Wolves : Myths and
Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, 1992
In Custody, 1984
The Masque of the Gonzagas, 1999
The Venus Fixers, 2009; Salvate Venere, 2010
In Patagonia, 1977
Millie's Book : As Dictated to Barbara Bush, 1989
I custodi del Libro, People of the Book, 2008
A Lady’s life in the Rocky Mountains, 1879;
Unbeaten Tracks in Japan, 1880
Margherite Yourcenar
Stacy Schiff
Garth Stein
Lisa Scottoline
Frances Partridge
Iris Origo
Malcolm Gladwell
Phillipa Fioretti
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Anita Desai
Clare Colvin
Ilaria Dagnini Brey
Bruce Chatwin
Barbara Bush
Geraldine Brooks
Isabella Bird
June 2010
Arundhati Roy
Hilary Mantel
Diarmaid MacCulloch
Stacy Kidder
David I. Kertzer
J. G. Farrell
Diana L. Eck
Roger Deakin
Robert Clark
Amit Chaudhuri
Listening to the Grasshoppers, 2009
Wolf Hall, 2009
A History of Christianity, the first three thousand
years, 2009
Mountains beyond Mountains, 2003
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, 1997
Troubles, 1970
Banaras City of Light, 1982
Wildwood, A Journey through Trees, 2007
Dark Water, Menace and Redemption in the
Florentine Flood, 2008
The Immortals, 2009
7
November 2010
P.G. Woodhouse
Sam the Sudden, 1925; Blandings Castle and
Elsewhere, 1935
The Ghost Writer, 1979
Renoir, My Father, 1962
Voltaire Almighty : A Life in the Pursuit of Freedom,
2005
Master and Commander, 1969
Sissinghurst : An Unfinished History 2008
The Blessing, 1951
A Place of Greater Safety, 1992
Confessions of a Philosopher, 1998
Mathilda Savitch 2009
Ill Fares the Land : a treatise on our present
discontents 2010; Postwar : A History of Europe since
1945, 2005;
articles on his illness, New York Review of
Books January 2010; The Memory Chalet, 2010
The Essex Sisters series, 2005-2006
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, 2007
Natasha’s Dance : A Cultural History of Russia,
2002
The Victory of the West : The Story of the
Battle of Lepanto 2006
Portraits in Fiction 2001; The Matisse Stories 1993
Philip Roth
Jean Renoir
Roger Person
Patrick O'Brien
Adam Nicolsen
Nancy Mitford
Hilary Mantel
Brian Magee
Victoria Lodato
Tony Judt
Eloisa James (Mary Bly)
Mohsin Hamid
Orlando Figes
Niccolò Capponi
Antonia Byatt
November 2009
This Thing of Darkness, 2005
The Wreck of the Deutschland, 1992
Pnin, 1957
La Pelle : storia e racconto, 1949
Naples '44 : An Intelligence Officer in the Italian
Labyrinth, 1978
A Hero of our Time, 1840
The Shah of Shahs, 1982
Gerontius, 2002; Rancid Pansies, 2008
The Believers, 2008
A Little History of the World, 2008
Americans in Paris : Life and Death under the Nazi
Occupation, 1940-1944, 2009
A History of Philosophy, Vol.I : Greece and Rome,
1946
Harry Thompson
Sean Street
Vladamir Nabokov
Curzio Malaparte
Norman Lewis
Mikail Lérmontov
Ryzard Kapucinski
James Hamilton-Paterson
Zoe Heller
Ernst Gombrich
Charles Glass
Frederick Copleston
June 2009
Hugh Thomas
Rabindranath Tagore
Bapsi Sidhwa
Philip Sidney
Beaumarchais in Seville : an intermezzo, 2006
Quartet, 1916
Ice Candy Man, 1988 [Cracking India, 1991]
The Defence of Poesy, 1595; Arcadia, 1613
8
Chosen by a Horse, 2006
Kanthapura, 1916
Author, author: a novel, 2004
Mr. Norris Changes Trains; 1935, Sally Bowles,
1937; Goodbye to Berlin, 1939
River of Fire, 1998
Falling, 1999; Slipstream, 2002
Sunlight on a Broken Column, 1961
Loving Frank [novel about Frank Lloyd
Wright], 2007
Innocence, 1986
The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit,
1844
Tales of the Unexpected, 1979
Twilight in Delhi , 1940
Susan Richards
Raja Rao
David Lodge
Christopher Isherwood
Qurratulain Hyder
Elizabeth Jane Howard
Attia Hosain
Nancy Horan
Penelope Fitzgerald
Charles Dickens
Roald Dahl
Ahmed Ali
April 2009
Evelyn Waugh
Rose Tremail
Colm Tóibìn
Colin Thubron
ed. Irene and Alan Taylor
Kate Summerscale
Amos Oz
Margaret Wilson Oliphant
Christopher Morley
Henry Mayer
Mildred Armstrong Kalish
Rumer Godden
Bronislaw Geremek
Elizabeth Gaskell
Andrea M. Galdy
Victoria Finlay
Marchesa Colombi
J. M. Coetzee
Laimonas Briedis
Julian Barnes
Kate Atkinson
Aravind Adiga
Decline and Fall, 1928; A Handful of Dust, 1934
The Road Home, 2009
The Master, 2004
Shadow of the Silk Road, 2008
The Assassin's Cloak : An Anthology of the World's
Greatest Diarists, 2000
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, 2008
Tale of Love and Darkness, 2003
The Open Door, 1868
The Haunted Bookshop, 2008
All on Fire [a biography of William Lloyd
Garrison and the abolition of Slavery], 1998
Little Heathens, 2007
Black Narcissus, 1939; The River, 1946; An Episode
of Sparrows, 1956
La Stirpe di Caino, 1988; L'emarginato [in L'uomo
medievale, ed. Jacques Le Goff], 1993; La Pietà e
la Forca, 2003
Sylvia's Lovers, 1863; Cousin Phillis, and other tales,
1864
Cosimo I De' Medici as Collector : Antiquities and
Archaeology in Sixteenth Century Florence, 2009
Colour : Travels Through the Paint Box, 2002
Un matrimonio in provincia, 1885, introd. Natalia
Ginsburg, 1973
The Life and Times of Michael K, 1983
Vilnius, City of Strangers, 2008
Nothing to be Frightened of, 2008
Behind the Scenes at the Museum, 1995; Human
Croquet, 1997; Case Histories, 2004; One Good
Turn, 2006; When will there be Good News?, 2008
The White Tiger, 2008
9
November 2008
James Woodford
T. H. White
Frances Partridge
Barack Obama
Siegfried Lenz
James Lees-Milne
Elizabeth Jenkins
Nadine Gordimer
Paolo Giordano
Robertson Davies
Anton Chekhov
Harriet Bridgeman and Elizabeth Drury
(eds.)
Diary of a Country Parson, 1758 – 1802, 1992
The Age of Scandal, 1950
Everything to Lose : Diaries 1945-1960; Hanging
On : Diaries 1960-1963; Good Company : Diaries
1967-1970; Life Regained : Diaries 1970-1972
Dreams from My Father : A Story of Race and
Inheritance, 1995
The German Lesson, 1968
Ancestral Voices, 1975; Ceaseless Turmoil, 2004;
The Milk of Paradise, 2005
The Tortoise and the Hare, 1954
The Conservationist, 1974
La Solitudine dei Numeri Primi, 2008
The Cunning Man, 1995
Love and other stories, 1922
Society Scandals, 1977
May 2008
Sei Shonagon
Jack and Barbara Maloney
George Eliot
John Le Carré
Steven Johnson
Anna Funder
Samuel Beckett
Anne Atik
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Harold Acton
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, translated and
edited by Ivan Morris, 1991
The Wee Mad Road, 2008
Middlemarch, 1871
The Constant Gardner, 2001
The Ghost Map : The Story of London's Most
Terrifying Epidemic – And How It Changed Science,
Cities, and the Modern World, 2006
Stasiland : stories from behind the Berlin Wall, 2003
Dante and the Lobster; short story in More Kicks
than Pricks, 1934
How It Was. A Memoir of Samuel Beckett, 2001
Half of a Yellow Sun, 2007
The Bourbons of Naples, 1957
February 2008
Lev Tolstoy
Magda Szabò
Joe Simpson
Arthur Rubinstein
Adam Nicolson
Vladimir Nabokov
Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin
Ray Monk
Sándor Márai
War and Peace, new translation by Richard Pevar
and Larissa Wolokonsky, 2007
La Porta, 1987
Touching the Void, 1998
My Many Years, second volume of autobiography,
1980
Power and Glory : The Making of the King James
Bible, 2003
Pnin, 1957
Three Cups of Tea, 2006
Wittgenstein. The Duty of Genius, 1991
Casanova in Bolzano, 2004
10
Derek Mahon
Mary Hollingsworth
Penelope Fitzgerald
David Edmonds and John Eiderman
Umberto Eco
John Berger
Alan Bennett
A disused shed in County Wexford, poem dedicated
to J.G.Farrell, in Selected Poems, 2001
The Cardinal's Hat. Money, Ambition and Everyday
Life in the Court of a Borgia Prince, 2005
Innocence, 1986; The Blue Flower, 1995
Wittgenstein's Poker, 2007
La Misteriosa Fiamma della Regina Loana,
romanzo illustrato, 2004
Hold Everything Dear, 2007
The Uncommon Reader, 2007
November 2007
Berlin Diaries 1940-1945, 1988
My Young Years, 1973
To War with Whitaker. Wartime Diaries of the
Countess of Ranfurly, 1939-1945
Rules for Old Men Waiting, 2005
Power and Glory : The Making of the King James
Bible, 2003
Random Family, 2003
Suite Francaise, 2004; Fire in the Blood, 2007
Il Percorso dell'Amore, original title The Progress
of Love, 1986
Short Stories, Volume I, Before the Party, 1963
The Mint, 1955.
Transmission, 2004
The Cardinal's Hat, 2004
The Ice Age, 2002.
Bleak House, 1852
From the Holy Mountain, 1997
Palazzo Yacoubian, 2007 [The Yacoubian
Building, 2004]
Marie Vassiltchikov
Arthur Rubinstein
Hermione Ranfurly
Peter Pouncey
Adam Nicolson
Adrian Nicole le Blanc
Irène Némirovsky
Alice Munro
Somerset Maugham
T. E. Lawrence
Hari Kunzru
Mary Hollingsworth
Paul Farley
Charles Dickens
William Dalrymple
Ala al-Aswani
June 2005
Sally Vickers
Jenny Uglow
Timothy Tyson
William Trevor
Leo Tolstoy
Colm Tóibín
Junichiro Tanizaki
Pedro Salinas
Barack Obama
Janet Morley
Miss Garnet’s Angel, 2000
The Lunar Men : The Friends Who Made the
Future, 1730-1810, 2003
Blood Done Sign My Name, 2004
A Bit on the Side, 2004
Hadji Murat, 1912
The Master, 2004
The Makioka Sisters, 1995
La voz a ti debida, 1933; [in 2010, so after our
meeting, this was published in English, Love
Poems : My Voice Because of You and Letter poems to
Katherine]
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and
Inheritance, 1995
All Desires Known, 1994
11
Gabriel García Márquez
Johan Huizinga
James Hamilton-Paterson
William Godwin
Memorias de mis putas tristes / Memoria delle mie
puttane triste, 2004 [Memories of My Melancholy
Whores, 2005]
Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1924
Gerontius, 1989
Things as They Are; or, The Adventures of Caleb
Williams, 1794; Memoirs of the Author of A
Vindication of the Rightsof Woman, 1798
Twilight of Love : Travels with Turgenev, 2004
A Venetian Affair, 2003
A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected
Romance, 2003
The Printer’s Devil, 2005
Three Cities, 1933
Robert Dessaix
Andrea di Robilant
Marlena de Blasi
Paul Bajoria
Sholem Asch
November 2004
J.B. Yeats
Edith Wharton
Rebecca Stott
Muriel Spark
Akhil Sharma
W.G. Sebald
Giuliana Saladino
Philip Pullman
Yann Martel
Curzio Malaparte
Attia Hosain
Peter Hopkirk
James Hamilton-Paterson
Sabine Eiche
Bob Dylan
Alessandro Di Profio
J. B. Yeats : Letters to His Son, W. B. Yeats and
Others, 1869-1922, ed. Joseph Hone, 1994
The House of Mirth, 1905
Darwin and the Barnacle, 2003
The Finishing School, 2004
An Obedient Father, 2000
Austerlitz, 2001
Romanzo Civile, 2000
His Dark Materials, trilogy: Northern Lights, 1995;
The Subtle Knife, 1997; The Amber Spyglass, 2000
Life of Pi, 2001
La Pelle, 1949
Sunlight on a Broken Column, 1961
The Great Game : The Struggle for Empire in
Central Asia, 1990
Cooking with Fernet Branca, 2004
Presenting the Turkey : The Fabulous Story of a
Flamboyant and Flavourful Bird, 2004
Chronicles : volume one, 2004
Le révolution des Bouffons : l’Opéra italien au
Théâtre de Monsieur, 1789-1792, 2003
December 2003
Claire Tomalin
Leo Tolstoy
Jeans-Yves Tadié
Susan Sontag
Carol Shields
Joseph Roth
Jean Rhys
Margaret Plant
The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft, 1974
The Kreutzer Sonata, 1889
Proust : A Life, 2001
The Volcano Lover : a romance, 1992
Unless, 2002
Radetzky March, 1932
Wide Sargasso Sea, 1966
Venice fragile city : 1797-1997, 2002
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Azar Nafisi
Sándor Márai
Julia Maitland
Alexander McCall Smith
Alessandra Lavagnino
Robert Harris
Janet Fitch
A.C. Grayling
Anne Fadiman
Elspeth Davie
Carlo Collodi
Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper
Pat Barker
Jane Austen
Star of the Sea, 2002
Reading Lolita in Tehran, 2003
Memoir of Hungary, 2001
Letters from Madras: During the Years 1836-1839,
ed Alyson Price 2003
The No1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, 1999
Le Bibliotecarie di Alessandria, 2002
Pompeii, 2003
The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to Life,
2001
White Oleander, 1999
Ex Libris : Confessions of a Common Reader, 1998
Le avventure di Pinocchio, 1883
Le avventure di Pinocchio, 1883
Paris after the Liberation 1944-49, 1994
Regeneration, 1991
Pride and Prejudice, 1813
June 2003
Patrick White
Rose Tremain
Junichiro Tanizaki
Antonio Tabucchi
Wallace Stegner
Francis Spufford
Vikram Seth
Joanna Scott
Arundhati Roy
Chaim Potok
Ann Patchett
Sandor Marai
Sue Monk Kidd
Samuel Johnson
Annie Hawes
André Gide
Simon Garfield
Isabel Fonseca
Penelope Fitzgerald
William Dalrymple
Harold Bloom
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Diana Athill
Seierstad Asne
Pen International
Voss, 1957
Music and Silence, 1999
The Makioka Sisters, 1995
Gli Zingari e il Rinascimento, 1999
Angle of Repose, 1971
The Child that Books Built, 2002
An Equal Music, 1999
Make Believe, 2000
The God of Small Things, 1997
My Name is Asher Lev, 1972
Bel Canto, 2001
Embers, 1942, published in English in 2001
The Secret life of Bees, 2002
Collected Works, 1825
Extra Virgin, 2001
Journal 1889-1949, 1967
Mauve, 2000
Bury Me Standing : The Gypsies and their Journey,
1995
The Golden Child, 1977
City of Djinns, 1994
Shakespeare : The Invention of the Human, 1998
Aurora Leigh, 1856
Stet: a Memoir, 2000
The Bookseller of Kabul, 2003
In the Hug of Arms [Anthology], 2002
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