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Wide Sargasso Sea
Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys
Jean Rhys's late masterpiece Wide Sargasso Sea was inspired by Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, and is set in the lush, beguiling landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s.
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A Kestrel For A Knave
A Kestrel For A Knave Barry Hines
Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave was published in 1968, and was made into one of the key British films of the sixties. Billy Casper is beaten by his drunken brother, ignored by his mother and failing at school. He seems destined for a hard, miserable life down the pits, but for a brief time, he finds one pleasure in life: a wild kestrel that he has raised and tamed himself.
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The Pearl
The Pearl John Steinbeck
A brilliant novella that is a fable about the dangers of unexpected wealth by great American novelist, John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath, part of the Originals collection, Penguin's essential modern classics for YA readers.
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The Man In The High Castle
The Man In The High Castle Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick's cult novel - now in an official tie-in edition to accompany the new TV series.
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A Passage To India
A Passage To India E. M. Forster, E.M. Forster
Adela Quested has come to the Indian town of Chandrapore to marry. Together with her elderly companion Mrs Moore, they befriend the charming Dr Aziz, who offers to show them the Marabar Caves.
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In The Country Of Men
In The Country Of Men Hisham Matar
Nine-year-old Suleiman is just an ordinary boy living in an ordinary house with ordinary parents. Or so he thinks. Then one day when his father is away on business - as he is regularly - Suleiman sees his father standing in the market square wearing sun glasses, and suddenly the safe ordered world he thought he knew is shattered.
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Hound Of The Baskervilles
Hound Of The Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle
The beloved Sherlock Holmes novel published as an Essential for the first time.
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Dubliners
Dubliners James Joyce
A collection of fifteen stories, evoking the voices and lives that teem in Joyce's vision of his native city
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Hornblower And The Hotspur
Hornblower And The Hotspur C. S. Forester
April 1803, and the Peace of Amiens is failing as Horatio Hornblower takes a three-master on a vital reconnaissance mission . . .
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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
The final collection of Sherlock Holmes' stories, the world's most beloved detective - now a Penguin Essential.
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The Tea Planter's Wife
The Tea Planter's Wife Dinah Jefferies
Two newlyweds: practically strangers, deeply in love, and each hiding a secret from the other . . .
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The Penguin Book Of Erotic Stories By Women
The Penguin Book Of Erotic Stories By Women Dr. A. Susan Williams, R.G Jones
Tales of forbidden lust, illicit desires, the twin hungers of loneliness and lust and the complexities of intimacy: all are explored in this fascinating anthology of stories on erotic themes.
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A Handful Of Dust
A Handful Of Dust Evelyn Waugh
Twenty new titles in the much-loved and hugely successful Penguin English Library series.
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A Month In The Country
A Month In The Country J. L. Carr, J.L. Carr
One summer, just after the Great War, Tom Birkin, a demobbed soldier, arrives in the village of Oxgodby. He has been invited to uncover and restore a medieval wall painting in the local church.
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Moon Tiger
Moon Tiger Penelope Lively
Claudia Hampton is dying. A professional historian in her seventies, she casts her mind back through her own life to identify the currents and winds upon which she has been cast adrift.
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