In 2016, Heywood Hill celebrated its 80th anniversary. In honour of the occasion, distinguished authors were asked to share the single book - published in English in the last 80 years - that has meant the most to them and to provide a three-word justification for their choice.
The great John Simpson chose 'Homage to Catalonia' by George Orwell:
"Searingly honest, transformational"
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