Recommended by Heywood Hill Reader Richard Davenport Hines:
'Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York: Stories is enthralling. Stanton is a zestful young bond trader who photographed 10,000 diverse New Yorkers. His images, amplified by captions quoting his subjects, portray urban hopes, passions, decency and disillusion. Sometimes tragic, often elating or funny, always deeply humane, it’s the perfect bed-side book.'
R D-H’s 'Edward VII: the Cosmopolitan King' will be published in the Penguin English Monarchs in February. He is now writing a history of treachery.