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  1. The Restoration of Otto Laird

    By Nigel Packer. A story of memory and place, old age and architecture.

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  2. Nora Webster

    By Colm Toibin. Haunting portrayal of one woman's journey through grief and towards hope.

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  3. The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell's novel reveals the life of Holly Sykes through shifting perspectives.

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  4. The Children Act

    Powerful story about faith, love and the law and about the welfare of children.

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  5. The Thrill of It All

    Joseph O'Connor's novel spans 25 years and charts the rise and fall of a rock band

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  6. A Song for Issy Bradley

    By Carys Bray. Moving story of what happens when Issy Bradley dies.

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  7. Pierre et Jean

    Guy de Maupassant's compelling novel follows family rivalries in the seaport of Le Havre.

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  8. The Miniaturist

    By Jessie Burton. Story of a young woman in 17th-century Amsterdam

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  9. A Man Called Ove

    By Fredrik Backman. Heart-warming tale of unexpected friendship

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  10. Remember Me Like This

    By Bret Anthony Johnston. In the aftermath of an abduction, a family struggles to heal

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  11. The Temporary Gentleman

    By Sebastian Barry. Irishman Jack McNulty recounts his strange and tumultuous past

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  12. Longbourn

    Jo Baker reimagines Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice from the servants' viewpoint

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  13. Fallout

    Hayley Atwell reads Sadie Jones's acclaimed novel set in 1970s theatreland

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  14. A Lovely Way to Burn

    Apocalyptic thriller by Louise Welsh, set against the backdrop of London in meltdown

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  15. History of the Rain

    By Niall Williams. Witty and poignant story of a woman's search for her deceased father

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  16. Unexploded

    By Alison MacLeod. A tale of love, art and prejudice set in wartime Brighton

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  17. The Collected Works of AJ Fikry

    By Gabrielle Zevin. Story set in a quirky independent bookshop

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  18. Cat Out of Hell

    By Lynne Truss. Comic and chilling gothic tale about a widower and a supernatural cat

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  19. Dubliners

    James Joyce's naturalistic short stories combine to create a celebration of a city

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  20. Dissident Gardens

    By Jonathan Lethem. A compelling story of modern America spanning 80 years

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  21. Absolute Beginners

    Colin MacInnes's cult classic about teenagers, style and racial tension in 1950s London

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  22. The Lonely Londoners

    Don Warrington reads Sam Selvon's 1950s classic about immigrant life in London

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  23. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared

    By Jonas Jonasson. Tale of a centenarian, police and thieves, and moments in world history

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  24. Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

    Blake Ritson reads a classic Jeeves and Wooster story from PG Wodehouse

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  25. Truman Capote Short Stories

    Series of stories by the renowned American author

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  26. The Charioteer

    Mary Renault's moving postwar novel. Abridged by Eileen Horne. Read by Anton Lesser

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  27. The Lowland

    Jhumpa Lahiri's novel explores the price of idealism and the enduring power of love

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  28. The Goldfinch

    Donna Tartt's eagerly-awaited third novel is a story of art, obsession, love and loss

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  29. Algernon Blackwood's Ghost Stories

    Supernatural tales by the English short story writer, abridged by Robin Brooks

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  30. Solo

    By William Boyd. 1969. Secret agent James Bond's new mission takes an unexpected turn

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