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Listener – The Best Books of 2015

November 25, 2015

With Christmas and summer holidays looming, here’s a shopping list of the year’s best reading, compiled by MARK BROATCH and the Listener team.

With Christmas and summer holidays looming, here’s a shopping list of the year’s best reading, compiled by MARK BROATCH and the Listener team. FICTION PURITY by Jonathan Franzen (Fourth Estate) Large, sprawling, sometimes quite silly, full of shamelessly self-promoting references to Dickens, energetic, and redeemed by interesting ideas, particularly about the internet.

THE OTTOMAN DEFENCE AGAINST THEANZAC LANDING: 25 APRIL 1915 by Mesut Uyar (Big Sky Publishing)

Sydney-based Turkish military historian cuts through 100 years of Anglo-centric ignorance and myth to show how the Ottoman Army repelled the Anzac landing.

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