Fraser Nelson Fraser Nelson

An appeal for reading suggestions

Inspired by Cameron, I’m off on an EasyJet holiday to Spain this week — and would like to make an appeal to CoffeeHousers for Easter reading suggestions. When I did likewise before, the suggestions were good enough to keep me in reading material for the rest of the year (especially The Sixty Minute Father, which I now keep close-to-hand in case I ever believe what it says is The Fundamental Lie: that “a quieter time is coming”).

Anyway, I’m on a political (and digital) detox session, and I’ve read almost every Scandi crime book going — so suggestions outside of that would be appreciated. As it stands, I’ve already packed Oliver Roy’s Holy Ignorance. His Globalized Islam was the best book I’ve read on the subject, and the follow-up looks just as promising.

This appeal is, I admit, naked abuse of my professional position for personal gain — but the great thing about CoffeeHousers is that you guys are unusually well-read, with expansive hinterlands. The key to journalism is to seek advice from friends who are smarter than you. I do so now. 

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