Books to give
Author SEBASTIAN FAULKS became a household name with his novel, Birdsong. His latest book is Paris Echo.
If I had my way, I’d run away and hide at Christmas, preferably abroad, but my family likes to be at home and as I’m a democrat, I stay at home. My wife works in a bookshop and has a close eye on what’s coming out, so I get up to a dozen new books at Christmas. ◆ To friends, I’ll be giving LIE WITH ME by Sabine Durrant, a dark and well-plotted psychological thriller. ◆ Also OUR FRIENDS IN BERLIN by Anthony Quinn – a wartime novel with atmospheric evocations of London in the Blitz. ◆ The book I’d most like to receive is EGON SCHIELE: COMPLETE PAINTINGS, 1908-1918. He’s one of my favourite painters and this is a big retrospective art book to commemorate the centenary of his death.