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Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War.
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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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