We're in the count-down days to the announcement of the winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It's not the winner I'm most interested in but the short-list of nominees, which always provides a whopping good reading list. Here are the 10 in the line-up.
Nothing like a good story, one that keeps you away from everything you should be doing, especially during a busy holiday season. To that end, here are two opportunities for rich reading and great escapes. One takes place in 19th century Iceland, the other before and during The Battle of the Somme.