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  1. Curtain Call

    By Anthony Quinn. A story of love, murder and a society dancing towards the abyss.

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  2. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

    Short stories by Hilary Mantel.

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  3. The Girls of Slender Means

    Muriel Spark's rapier-witted portrait of genteel young women's lives in postwar London.

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  4. The Diary of a Provincial Lady

    EM Delafield charts the day-to-day life of a Devonshire-dwelling lady.

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  5. Academy Street

    Mary Costello's powerful novel recounts the life of Irish farmer's daughter Tess Lohan.

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  6. In Love and War

    By Alex Preston. Story of a young man's journey of self-discovery in wartime Italy.

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  7. Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear

    Adaptation of the last of the four Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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  8. The Restoration of Otto Laird

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

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  9. Nora Webster

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

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  10. The Bone Clocks

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

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  11. The Children Act

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

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  12. 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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  13. A Song for Issy Bradley

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

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  14. Pierre et Jean

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

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  15. The Miniaturist

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

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  16. A Man Called Ove

    By Fredrik Backman. Heart-warming tale of unexpected friendship

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  17. Remember Me Like This

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

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  18. The Temporary Gentleman

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

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  19. Longbourn

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

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  20. Fallout

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

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  21. A Lovely Way to Burn

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

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  22. History of the Rain

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

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  23. Unexploded

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

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  24. The Collected Works of AJ Fikry

    By Gabrielle Zevin. Story set in a quirky independent bookshop

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  25. Cat Out of Hell

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

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  26. Dubliners

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

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  27. Dissident Gardens

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

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  28. Absolute Beginners

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

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  29. The Lonely Londoners

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

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  30. 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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