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  1. History of the Rain

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

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  2. Unexploded

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

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  3. The Collected Works of AJ Fikry

    By Gabrielle Zevin. Story set in a quirky independent bookshop

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  4. Cat Out of Hell

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

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  5. Dubliners

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

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  6. Dissident Gardens

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

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  7. Absolute Beginners

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

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  8. The Lonely Londoners

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

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  9. 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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  10. Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

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

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  11. Truman Capote Short Stories

    Series of stories by the renowned American author

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  12. The Charioteer

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

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  13. The Lowland

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

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  14. The Goldfinch

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

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  15. Algernon Blackwood's Ghost Stories

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

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  16. Solo

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

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  17. Lady Susan

    Little-known Jane Austen work. Read by Emilia Fox, Lucy Robinson and Theo Fraser Steele

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  18. Expo 58

    Jonathan Coe's comic novel set during the Cold War. Read by Tim McInnerny

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  19. Secrecy

    Rupert Thomson's tale of love, art, murder and concealment, set in 17th-century Italy

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  20. Red or Dead

    By David Peace. Novel about Bill Shankly, manager of Liverpool FC

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  21. The Norfolk Mystery

    Comic thriller by Ian Sansom. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt

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  22. Their Eyes Were Watching God

    By Zora Neale Hurston. African-American classic, first published in the 1930s

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  23. The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    By Neil Gaiman. Story about memory and the enchantment of childhood

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  24. The Professor of Truth

    James Robertson's powerful novel, inspired by events surrounding the Lockerbie bombing

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  25. A Commonplace Killing

    By Sian Busby. Dark thriller set in post-war north London, 1946. Read by Harriet Walter

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  26. Blood and Beauty

    By Sarah Dunant. Story of Italian Renaissance's most infamous family, the Borgias

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  27. A Delicate Truth

    John le Carre's novel about a man who must choose between his conscience and his duty

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  28. This Is Where I Am

    Novel about a Glasgow refugee counsellor and the Somali asylum seeker she befriends

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  29. Granta Best of Young British Novelists 4

    Stories by writers on Granta's list of the 20 best British novelists aged under 40

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  30. How Many Miles to Babylon?

    Jennifer Johnson tells the remarkable story of a friendship during the First World War

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