Recommended by Heywood Hill Reader David Astor
'I see the excellent Neverhome on the list. That led me to reread White Doves at Morning by James Lee Burke. Most people think of JLB as a crime writer and he is a very good one but there's more to him than that and White Doves is a viscerally moving book about the American Civil War.'
On himself: 'David Astor's working life has involved small time venture capital, politics and the Arts. If he had spent less time reading books he might have been more successful.'