War in Val d'Orcia. An Italian war diary 1943-44 I love this book - the confusion and madness at the end of WWII in Italy - 40,000 POW's hiding in the woods!
Love and War in the Apennines (Picador Books) Brilliant writer, brilliant book. Funny, moving and true.
The Book Thief Incredible, original writing - best book I've read for years.
Atonement: Mcewan Ian Read the book before you see the film.