Books of the Year
A selection of our contributors choose their standout book(s) from the past twelve months – featuring hawks, lemons, the First World War, and the sheep farmers’ current favourite
Before starting on The Land Where Lemons Grow by Helena Attlee (Particular Books) I was not conscious of any desire to know about the history of citrus fruit in Italy, but it turned out to be the book I pressed on friends more than any other this year. If they were bemused, I hope they remained to be charmed. I read it randomly a few pages at a time over many weeks until there were no pages I hadn’t read twice. It was my respite from purposive reading.
Sunday Telegraph Book of the Week - 06/04/14
Anna del Conte's BOOK OF THE WEEK in Sunday Telegraph 6th April
Jonathan Keates' first BOOK OF THE YEAR in Literary Review