Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House by Michael Wolff

‘Not only didn’t he read, he didn’t listen…And he trusted his own expertise – no matter how paltry or irrelevant – more than anyone else’s. What’s more, he had an extremely short attention span, even when he thought you were worthy of attention.’ Michael Woolf’s description of Donald Trump would be funny in different circumstances.…

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

‘Oh no! Not another fucking elf!’ These are the words that C.S. Lewis is reputed to have groaned to J.R.R. Tolkien when both met up at Oxford’s Eagle & Child to read each other their works in progress. (Actually, I now find it seems it was not Lewis, who was far too nice to say…