On the weekend I tooled up to Harrogate to have my taste in books subjected to close questioning and to have suggestions made as to what books I should read to improve my life. This was done by Ella Berthoud in line with her book, co-written with Susan Elderkin(1), called The Novel Cure - available here. At the end of the session Ella issued me with a prescription to read the following books.
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
For London History
Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
The Year Of The Hare by Arto Paasilinna
For - actually I couldn't read the handwriting here -
Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi
I plan to read them all, especially the first, as soon as I have some free time.
(1) I think this sounds suspiciously like a character from an upmarket bit of fanfiction.