Recommended by Heywood Hill Reader Justin Marozzi:
'If you have ever wondered what it might be like to spend six months living alone in a log cabin in the Siberian taiga with only vodka, bears and a notebook for company, this splendidly French travelogue is for you. Deserved winner of the Prix Médicis in 2011, it’s magnificently irreverent, literary and pretentious.'
Justin Marozzi is a writer and historian. His latest book, 'Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood', was awarded the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize for 2015. @justinmarozzi