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Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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The Choke

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The Choke

Sofie Laguna

Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Advocate - Australian Fiction

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A quick, cruel, coming-of-age tale in the vein of recent remarkable literature on dangerous girlhoods and disjointed families.... [more]

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If Beale Street Could Talk

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If Beale Street Could Talk

James Baldwin

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Tish is nineteen, and pregnant. Her lover Fonny, father of her child, is in jail accused of rape. The two families struggle... [more]

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Tales of the Samurai

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Tales of the Samurai

A. B. Mitford

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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An anthology of classic tales focusing on Japanese life before the Meiji Restoration. [more]

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Nectar in a Sieve

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Nectar in a Sieve

Kamala Markandaya

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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This beautiful and eloquent story tells of a simple peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life is a gallant... [more]

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Petit Prince (Joan Sfar)

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Petit Prince (Joan Sfar)

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Sergei Prokofiev, Voigt

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Languages & ESL

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A small boy learns of the wonders and ironies of life during a celestial odyssey. [more]

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A Month in the Country

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A Month in the Country

J. L. Carr

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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In the summer of 1920 two men, both war survivors meet in the quiet English countryside. One is living in the church, intent... [more]

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The Artificial Silk Girl

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The Artificial Silk Girl

Irmgard Keun

Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Doris is going to be a big star. Wearing a stolen fur coat and recently fired from her office job, she takes an all-night... [more]

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Humiliated and Insulted

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Humiliated and Insulted

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation

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Oscar Wilde claimed that Humiliated and Insulted is not at all inferior to the other great masterpieces and Friedrich Nietzsche... [more]

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Memoirs of a Mother-in-Law

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Memoirs of a Mother-in-Law

George R. Sims

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Rediscovered satirical work by one of the greatest satirists of the turn of the last century. Since mothers-in-law have always... [more]

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Awakening & Other Stories

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Awakening & Other Stories

Kate Chopin

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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This collection features Chopin's pioneering novel plus a selection of her short stories. [more]

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Glimpses of the Unknown

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Glimpses of the Unknown

Mike Ashley

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Classic horror & ghost stories; Fantasy

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From the vaults of the British Library comes a new anthology celebrating... [more]

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Lotte In Weimar

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Lotte In Weimar

Thomas Mann

Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Thomas Mann's meditation on the power of literary representation and the tyranny of the writer's imagination, published in... [more]

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Confessions Of Felix Krull

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Confessions Of Felix Krull

Thomas Mann

Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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The late, great work of Thomas Mann - a comic novel of deception and misplaced confidence - back in print for the first time... [more]

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The Devil in the Flesh

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The Devil in the Flesh

Raymond Radiguet

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation

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A love story, set in Paris during the last year of the First World War. The narrator, a boy of sixteen, tells of his love... [more]

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Against Nature: A new translation of the compulsively readable cult classic

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Against Nature: A new translation of the compulsively readable cult classic...

Joris-Karl Huysmans

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation

Paperback

The cult novel of fin de siecle decadence that inspired Oscar Wilde [more]

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The Seventh Cross

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The Seventh Cross

Anna Seghers

Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation

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A rediscovered German classic novel from 1942, never before published in the UK, The Seventh Cross is both a gripping escape... [more]

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The Green Dwarf and Other Early Fiction

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The Green Dwarf and Other Early Fiction

Charlotte Bronte

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Short stories

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Full of tragedy and passion, love and rivalry, the five sweeping tales contained in this volume display the precocious talent,... [more]

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The Case of Miss Elliott: The Teahouse Detective

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The Case of Miss Elliott: The Teahouse Detective

Baroness Orczy

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Classic crime; Historical mysteries

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Mysteries! There is no such thing as a mystery in connection with any crime, provided intelligence is brought to bear upon... [more]

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Tale of Two Cities, A

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Tale of Two Cities, A

Charles Dickens

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Set in London and Paris, 'A Tale of Two Cities' paints a story of economic and political unrest at the time of the French... [more]

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Sense and Sensibility

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Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Originally published in 1811, Jane Austen's first published novel is a classic novel about manners. This beautiful, leatherbound... [more]

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Persuasion

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Persuasion

Jane Austen

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

Paperback

Eight years ago, Anne Elliot broke off her engagement to the dashing young naval officer Frederick Wentworth on the advice... [more]

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Middlemarch

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Middlemarch

George Eliot

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Writing at the very moment when the foundations of Western thought were being challenged and undermined, George Eliot fashions... [more]

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Contact

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Contact

Carl Sagan

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Science fiction

Paperback

Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away. [more]

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Maigret's Patience (#64 Inspector Maigret)

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Maigret's Patience (#64 Inspector Maigret)

Georges Simenon

Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Classic crime; Fiction in translation

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Maigret finds himself back on the Rue des Acacias just ten days after cracking another case there. This time it is the murder... [more]

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The Garden Square

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The Garden Square

Marguerite Duras

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation

Paperback

Understated and impressionistic, and consisting almost entirely of dialogue, The Garden Square is one of Marguerite Duras's... [more]

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