Neil D.A. Stewart picks ten of the best, from escapism to studies in common humanity
"The girls had ironed hair that hung lower, it seemed in some cases, than the hems of their dresses"
"I’ve always viewed the idea of going on a cruise ship as similar to checking in to jail for a week"
"As a design destination, it’s already moving at warp speed"
Neil D.A. Stewart picks out 2018’s greatest new books
"I started as I would continue: perched on a tiny plastic chair at 7am." Neil D.A. Stewart eats his way from Hanoi to Saigon, but skips the dog
"Sabrina is a book about a very twenty-first century tragedy. It’s about how death is reported, mediated, sensationalised, politicised"
"These unnerving stories resonate in – or haunt – the mind long after reading"