Today is World Book Day in the UK. No better time it would seem to reflect on the simple, immeasurable joy of reading. As Public Affairs and Public Relations professionals we are bombarded by the written word on a daily basis, political and industry tomes of all persuasions line the walls at PLMR. Newspapers, from all corners of the nation are read and re-read.
Books and the written word shape our professional lives, but what of outside work?
Driven by a desire to find out a little more about my colleagues I asked a simple question: What are you currently reading?
The results are a heady mixture of timeless classics and intellectual firecrackers. It’s a revealing list and one I hope you enjoy perusing.
What are you currently reading? Any recommendations for our team? Let us know!
This is what the PLMR team is currently reading:
Conundrum: Why Every Government Gets Things Wrong and What We Can Do About It by Richard Bacon MP and Christopher Hope
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz
Voodoo Histories by David Aaronovitch
Cold Hands by John J Niven
Failed States by Noam Chomsky
Age of Extremes by Eric Hobsbawm
Alone in Berlin by Hans Faluda
VC Heroes: The True Stories Behind Every VC Winner Since World War Two by Nigel Cawthorne
Rethinking Reputation by Fraser P Seitel and John Doorley
Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh
Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography
American Caesars by Nigel Hamilton
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
Margaret Atwood by Alias Grace
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