For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they'd take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is the illusionist David Copperfield. “I wish I had more time to read,” Copperfield says. “Telling memorable, affecting stories is what I've strived to do my whole career. Anyone can pull a rabbit out of a hat. But how did the rabbit get in the hat? What's he hiding from? Whose hat is it? Why a hat? How long has it been there? That's what makes an effect memorable, engraving a story into it. (By the way, I've never pulled a rabbit out of a hat.) The books that are on my top 10 list are books by master storytellers. Writers who know their way around a narrative, and who tell it beautifully.” Here, he shares his list exclusively with T.