Do you have any must-read travel books of all time?
This is a nuanced question. For example, Bill Bryson is a very good writer but he does not provide a background to a particular country. The same thing applies to Colin Thubron. Thubron spends months in areas that no ordinary tourists visit, so for most travellers, this route is impractical unless you have got months to spare.
In this sense, I don't think these two writers are relevant to tourists. Some countries, of course, do have books that speak about areas where tourists go. Patrick Leigh Fermor writes on Greece in a way that makes the reader really feel the atmosphere of the country. And then there is Anthony Peregrine, a brilliant writer who is writing on France for the Sunday Times. Each of his articles on France is a piece of art. They would be a perfect introduction to people who don't know the country or think they know it but want to learn new things.
But in the case of Estonia, there are pre-war writers but there has not been anyone in recent decades who has written a very specific book that provides the atmosphere of what it feels like to be in Estonia. A book that would supplement the Bradt guidebook, for example. But I guess it is easier to find that information online right now.
Which places in Estonia are your personal favourites?
Kuressaare on a summer evening when you get the long sunsets and the castle as the background. And the sun is setting very slowly. That always gives me great pleasure.
One thing I have not been able to do yet is to drive a car on the ice road. I hope that one of my visits to Estonia will coincide with the ice roads being open. Then I could drive to Saaremaa.