I’ve just been asked to by Shepherd.com—the new site for book recommendations—to recommend five books about hospitality and the art of living alongside strangers.

My picks range from Moominvalley to the Mediterranean of Odysseus, and from the early beginnings of cosmopolitanism to the experiences of present-day refugees.

It was a fun list to put together. You can read the whole list here: https://shepherd.com/best-books/hospitality-and-the-art-of-dealing-with-strangers.