The Week magazine, 21.12.13, has pulled together the votes from newspapers’ books and records of the year and added its own to produce some best of the bests lists.

Top 8 books …

Margaret Thatcher by Charles Moore – biography.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – doorstopper novel.

The Pike by Lucy Hughes-Hallett – biography of Italian “poet, womaniser and warlord” Gabriele d’Annunzio.

Harvest by Jim Crace – well-written fable.

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson –ingenious novel.

Penelope Fitzgerald by Hermione Lee – biography of novelist who flowered late in life.

The Son by Philipp Meyer – novel of a Texas family story.

Stoner by John Williams –novel, first published 1965, rediscovered 2013.


Top 6 records …

Daft Punk: Random Access Memories

David Bowie: The Next Day

Arctic Monkeys: AM

Halle Orchestra/Sir Mark Elder: The Apostles, by Elgar

Royal Opera House/Antonio Pappano: Il Trittico by Puccini

Elvis at Stax box set


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