Sara DSouza, Travel Assistant
After getting through the frankly unputdownable Fifty Shades of Grey
at record speed, Im now going to be turning my attention to a few re-reads this summer. First up the wonderful On the Road
by Jack Kerouac, which leaves me plotting out an American road trip every time I read it. Secondly, itll be Anna Karenina
, and finally F.Scott Fitzgeralds wonderful Great Gatsby
. All three are coming out as films over the coming yearI cant wait. Then that leaves next year to keep guessing who will play Anastasia and Christian in the film version of Fifty Shades.
Natalie Wansbrough-Jones, Senior Fashion Editor
Both autobiographies of Issy Blow
one by her husband and the other by her former assistant. I loved reading about a moment of fashion which I think is gone now, when it was pure extravagance and revolution, less controlled by budgets and fear of recession. These books also reminded me what a visionary Issy Blow was, especially for cultivating pure talent. And the two very different viewpoints in the books were interesting too.
Suzanne Scott, Beauty Writer
I'm reading the second book in the Game of Thrones series: A Clash of Kings. It's totally addictive. I was initially reluctant to start with the series, thinking it was something along the lines of Lord of The Rings (so not my kind of thing) but after hearing so many amazing reviews I started out watching the TV series. I was totally lost in the story and the books are (if possible) even more compelling. These are huge books mind, definitely not light holiday reading.
Alice Parfrement, Acting Editorial Assistant
If you want a book that completely envelops you to the extent that you can vividly see and hear the characters as youre reading the printed words on the page, The Secret History by Donna Tartt is that kind of book. Its dark, its mysterious, its romantic. Perfection versus harsh realitymy all-time favourite book, its falling apart!
Julia Shutenko, Fashion Intern
I am reading Fifty Shades of Grey now (who doesn't), but would love to recommend A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke. I read it in one go recently and enjoyed every page! A very well-written funny take on Paris and all things French! The title says it all
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