On the pile :
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine
by Elizabeth David. She's a frightful snob, and often constructs very awkward sentences, but this collection of David's magazine articles is extremely enjoyable. She writes with a passion for food, and you can't go wrong with that.
Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software
by Sam Williams. Stallman
is a controversial figure in software. I think he's had more influence on modern software than Ellison
or even Gates
Facts and Fancies
by Armando Iannucci
. Bought this after seeing his stage show a few years back. He answered questions from the audience and was hilarious, although his reply to What ever happened to the bus of Dianas?
was too much for the more delicate members of the audience.
The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century
by Robert Lomas
. Nikolai Tesla - bonkers, genius or both?