Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 2:08 pm

In this month’s supplement, Times Higher Education asked academics, administrators and senior sector figures to single out two book picks for the holidays. Dame Marina Warner, co-editor of Scheherazade’s Children: Global Encounters with the Arabian Nights with LAL General Editor Philip Kennedy, recommends Humphrey Davies’ four-volume Leg Over Leg as the new must-read: “by all accounts the finest, wildest, funniest and most surprising novel in Arabic… a tour de force of the translator’s art.” See the full blurb on page 51 here.