Here at the Private Travel Company, we know how important it is to make sure you get a really good book for your holiday. To while away a few hours is a favourite past time for most of us, so below we have selected a few of our favourites:
The Girls by Emma Cline
Rosie, The Private Travel Company Sales Manager says, ‘this book is perfect for any fans of Jeffrey Eugenides’ ‘The Virgin Suicides’, the story is set in Northern California in the 1960s. Evie Boyd, the main character of the book is drawn into a social circle which could alter her life forever.
This is Cline’s debut novel, it is beautifully written, with startling psychological insight. Depicting an indelible portrait of girls, and the women they become. It is a wonderful read that fully immerses you into the life of Evie Boyd’
Santa Monica Suicide Club by Jeremy Thomas
Isabelle, Marketing Assistant for The Private Travel Company says, ‘I absolutely adore “The Santa Monica Suicide Club” it is a crime thriller novel set in Santa Monica about a British, failed actor turned private investigator who, after years of things not going his way, finally gets his big break being hired by the third richest man in Mexico to hunt down the killer of his favourite son, slain in Santa Monica.
A peculiar murder case which turns out to be much more than it first seemed. The book is highly original and the characters are fantastic, especially the protagonist Mandy, who’s somewhat problematic nature gives the novel a charming comic undertone, making it the ultimate summer read which, (like your summer) you won’t want to end.’
Arthur: The dog who crossed a jungle to find a home by Mikael Lindnord
Amberley, Marketing Manager of the Private Travel Company says, ‘This is such a wonderful book! It is a story documenting the real life journey of the Swedish adventure racing team enduring a race in South America. They suddenly have a stray dog tagging along after the captain Mikael throws him a meatball.
That small gesture was the start of an unbreakable bond, the dog followed them throughout the rest of their incredibly harsh journey; crossing rivers, battling injuries and illness, yet the dog prevailed; and they all walked over the finish line together as a team.
Mikael decided to save Arthur and bring him back to his home in Sweden. This is a heart-warming story which is perfect for any animal lover to enjoy this summer.’
This must be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell
Abi, Travel Adviser at The Private Travel Company says, ‘this is a must read this summer! A tragic love story of a man coming to terms with the death of a woman he loved thirty years ago. This story documents his journey of trying to uncover the truth of what happened, and how he came to walk away from his first love.
But this story doesn’t solely belong to him, it also belongs to his estranged children, from his previous marriage. The end result is a unique portrait of a marriage slowly being eaten away by loss.’
In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park
Harriette, Digital Marketing Executive at The Private Travel Company says, ‘what an amazing story! It is about Yeonmi Park’s struggle to survive in the most repressed country on earth; and how she gained her freedom. This wonderful story explains her escape from North Korea, and the unthinkable journey that came with it.
At the age of 13 Park’s escape took her through Mongolia and the Gobi Desert among many other places which she knew nothing of. The only thing she knew it that she was running for her life. This book is a remarkable story which you will not be able to put down!’
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