A couple of his favorite authors are Ken Follett and John Grisham.
He is visiting Australia from England and says that if you go to a pub in London chances are it'll be an Australian who'll serve you a pint.
Other vacation reading he's brought along is The Search, by C.P. Snow, which is about the life of a scientist, written in the 1930s, and was a gift from his Mum. He'll also read a book about World War I, another Christmas gift.