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You’re stranded on a deserted island with nothing to do but read, stare at the sea and exfoliate your legs with loose sand. Sound like your ideal scenario? There’s a catch. You can only bring one book to help you through all those hours of solitude.
Ahead of Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival, we asked the actors, authors and academics appearing on the 2018 line-up to share their ‘desert island books’. Read on to find out which books Mary Beard, Juno Dawson, Riz Ahmed and Chibundu Onuzo couldn’t live without.
We give them 20 reads before they start panic-eating the desert island book’s pages...
Illustrator Ruby Taylor