My favourite book:
Her Majesty’s 90th birthday commemorative album The Queen at 90. A wonderfully written and beautifully designed book that I had the honour of delivering to Her Majesty in person during the celebrations.
Richard Freed

CEO and Founder

My favourite book:
I’ve read too many to have a “favourite” but let’s say The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss, because no other book of the mid-20th century avoided life’s big questions quite like it.
Stephen van der Merwe

Managing Director

My favourite book:
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Exciting, exotic, moving, thrilling and profound – it takes you on a journey through an underworld wrought with danger, discovery, pain and love.
Craig Vye


My favourite book:
That’s a hard question, but I’d have to say A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. It’s utterly heartbreaking, but I loved the characters – they became part of my life and when it ended I felt the loss of them keenly.
Anna Danby

Publishing Director

My favourite book:
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett was the first historical novel I read, having been a staunch thriller/action reader previously, and it opened up a whole new exciting genre for me. A book I’d confidently recommend to anyone.
Garry Blackman

Group Commercial Director

My favourite book:
Pimp: The Story of My Life – the tale of one man’s lonely path to the top in 1970s New York. It’s about how to communicate in extreme circumstances, when to use the carrot and when to use the stick, and the importance of perseverance. Oh, and I loved his clothes!
Richard Golbourne

Chief Business Director

My favourite book:
That’s a very difficult question that I’ll never be able to answer! But if I had to pick one, I’d go with Atonement by Ian McEwan. It has a special place in my heart.
Ludovica Bellomaria

Operations Director

My favourite book:
Stoner by John Williams and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Both are about looser dudes. Not sure what that says about me.
Anton Jacques

Art Director

My favourite book:
My younger self would never forgive me for not saying Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut for having opened my eyes to the fact that there’s more than one way to tell a story.
Stephen Mitchell


My favourite book:
Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan is a book that always delights me. Funny, cruel, witty, unconventional and terribly French. The author was an independent thinker and did what she wanted. Her novel was an instant scandalous success.
Claire Godeaux

Head of Marketing


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