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Explore all kinds of landscapes – the internal and the external – with these evocative reads selected by other site users. To suggest your own landscape read, click here.

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake

By Jhumpa Lahiri

Nicknamed as a temporary measure after his father’s favourite novelist, Gogol grows up desperate to shrug off his Bengali heritage and make his own way in his native America. Jhumpa made her reputation as a writer to watch with her first collection of short stories – so don’t pass up on the chance to sample her subtle, moving and beautifully crafted first novel.

Overlord by Max Hastings


By Max Hastings

A controversial and well-researched view of Operation Overlord and the battle for the liberation of Europe. One for all military history buffs or for those who want to brush-up on the D-Day landings. Excellent read.

Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky

Choice Cuts

By Mark Kurlansky

A wonderful cherry-pick of food writing spanning 3000 years, with the spice of love, power, politics and sex to complement the palate. A must for all meat lovers.

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