Fortunately we’ve got the Daily Telegraph review section to do the thinking for us and for you. You can come in and rummage through the backlog of DT reviews, shoving aside the Guardians that have been put on the table for political balance, until you find the July 7 edition featuring a semi-glossy British sunbather on the cover. It’s the Summer Books number featuring the beach reading selections of people we know like Val McDermid, Hilary Mantel, and Simon Sebag Montefiore and people we’ve never heard of like Roy Hodgson, Michael Gove, and Rupert Christiansen. Their selections should keep you busy through December.
Oh, and we’ve got the new Mantel. You can have it when we’re through, which will be very soon as it is a barn burner.