Read the entire column HERE.
David Cameron has a voracious appetite for books. He speed-reads his way through several tomes a week.
Some years ago I owned Politico's, a political bookshop in Westminster, and I remember well the huge orders Cameron used to place before each holiday - and this was before he was an MP. It wasn't just geeky political tomes he would request - there was plenty of contemporary fiction too.
This year, I know that as he packed his bags for Cornwall, he took with him some fairly weighty tomes. One was Ahmed Rashid's Descent into Chaos, which traces how the battle against Islamic fundamentalism is being lost in Pakistan. Tucked alongside was Muqtada al-Sadr and the Fall of Iraq by Patrick Cockburn and Britain in Africa by Tom Porteous, an analysis of British foreign policy towards Africa in the Blair years.
But in case you run away with the idea that Cameron is all substance and no style, I am told he has also been reading the new James Bond book, Devil May Care. Make of that what you will.
Friday, August 01, 2008
Telegraph Column: David Cameron's Reading Habits
In my Telegraph column today, I disclose four of the books David Cameron is reading on his holiday, and suggest a few more books he might care to read over the Summer...