Rob Crossan is a journalist and broadcaster who writes for The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail among others, and presents The Happiness Map travel programme on BBC 6 Music. Rob's first literary love is the short story and Rob is a huge fan of Saki, Colette, Roald Dahl and John Cheever.
Want to delve into Thompson's gonzo journalism but not sure how? Here's a guide to the frenzied, fearless and unforgettable work of one of America's most original writers.
Visually impaired reader Rob Crossan relied on hard-to-find large print books to nurture his love of literature. On the brink of the large print library's closure, he pays tribute to a reading relic.
If you're disappointed not to be going away this summer, console yourself with these disastrous trips from fiction. They'll make a fortnight on the sofa all the more enticing.
With a bank holiday approaching and no open pubs in sight, Rob Crossan rounds up the finest literary ones to indulge in, instead.