His suggestions for George Osborne, Britain's new Tory chancellor of the exchequer:
1. Hard Times by Charles DickensRead about the other books on McCrum's lists.
2. Sybil, or the Two Nations by Benjamin Disraeli
3. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
The Road to Wigan Pier appears on Ian Jack's list.
See The Page 99 Test for The Bolter by Frances Osborne, who is married to George Osborne.