David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (Penguin Classics, 2013)
Who else to include in a list of storytellers? The list is, of course, vast but it has to include Charles Dickens. There is a plethora of titles that could befit this year: Hard Times, Little Dorrit, Bleak House, to name a few. However, for me, David Copperfield (ISBN: 9870141199160)is the epitome of storytelling. At its heart it is a coming of age story, with a superb cast of villains, saviours and eccentrics, all of whom will wrap you up in their world and carry you along in a swirl of adventure: who can forget big-hearted Peggotty, poor Mr Micawber or the obsequious Uriah Heep?