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Decline and Fall (Penguin Modern Classics) (by Evelyn Waugh)

Penguin Classics (05 Jul, 2001)

Expelled from Oxford for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly unsurprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle. Hi colleagues are an assortment of misfits, including Prendy (plagued by doubts) and captain Grimes, who is always in the soup (or just plain drunk). Then Sports Day arrives, and with it the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde, floating on a scente ...

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Before Lunch (VMC) (by Angela Thirkell)

Virago (05 May, 2016)

Jack Middleton likes to imagine himself a country squire. At weekends he retires to Laverings Estate with his wife, Catherine. He may be pompous, and they may seem ill-matched, but the couple are devoted to each other. When Jack's widowed sister, Lilian, and her two stepchildren arrive to spend the summer in the neighbouring house, he dreads the intrusion to his idyll: Daphne, capable and ambitious, is t ...

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Love in a Cold Climate (by Nancy Mitford)

Penguin (12 Nov, 2015)

'How lovely - green velvet and silver. I call that a dream, so soft and delicious, too.' She rubbed a fold of the skirt against her cheek. 'Mine's silver lame, it smells like a bird cage when it gets hot but I do love it. Aren't you thankful evening skirts are long again?' Ah, the dresses! But oh, the monotony of the Season, with its endless run of glittering balls. Even fabulously fashionable Polly Hamp ...

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The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Penguin Modern Classics) (by E.M. Delafield)

Penguin Classics (01 May, 2014)

'January 22nd - Robert startles me at breakfast by asking if my cold - which he has hitherto ignored - is better. I reply that it has gone. Then why, he asks, do I look like that? Feel that life is wholly unendurable, and decide madly to get a new hat' It's not easy being a Provincial Lady in Devonshire in the 1920s, juggling a grumpy husband, mischievous children and a host of domestic dilemmas - from r ...

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Home (by Marilynne Robinson)

Virago (16 Apr, 2009)

This is Jack's story. Jack - prodigal son of the Boughton family, godson and namesake of John Ames, gone twenty years - has come home looking for refuge and to try to make peace with a past littered with trouble and pain. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold down a job, Jack is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton's most b ...

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Jo's Boys (Puffin Classics) (by Louisa May Alcott)

Puffin Classics (28 Mar, 1996)

Ten years after the school at Plumfield was founded, there is now a college, built with a legacy from old Mr Lawrence. All Jo's original children are grown young men, scattered around the world, and graceful young women with high ambitions. But young men face as many troubles as children do, and they are still 'Jo's boys'.

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Arctic Wings (Stories from the Golden Age) (by s. Ron Hubbard, L. Ron Hubbard)

Galaxy Press (CA) (01 Apr, 2014)

Spring has come to White Bear Landing - and so has the law, in the hands of Royal Mounted policeman Bob Dixon, a man as gruff, tough and good - looking as Russell Crowe. More than once Dixon has meted out justice with hard fists and hot lead, but now the tables have turned. He's been set up as a murder suspect. Dixon's only hope is to let the trust of a good friend and the love of a good woman lead the way ...

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Daddy-Long-Legs (by Jean Webster)

(30 Mar, 2011)

When Jerusha Abbott, an eighteen-year-old girl living in an orphan asylum, was told that a mysterious millionaire had agreed to pay for her education, it was like a dream come true. For the first time in her life, she had someone she could pretend was "family." But everything was not perfect, for he chose to remain anonymous and asked that she only write him concerning her progress in school. Who was this ...

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Sense & Sensibility (by Joanna Trollope)

HarperCollins (24 Oct, 2013)

Two sisters could hardly be more different. Elinor Dashwood, an architecture student, values discretion above all. Her impulsive sister Marianne displays her creativity everywhere as she dreams of going to art school. But when the family finds itself forced out of Norland Park, their beloved home for twenty years, their values are severely put to the test. Can Elinor remain stoic knowing that the m ...

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Northanger Abbey (by Val McDermid)

The Borough Press (25 Sep, 2014)

Jane Austen in the hands of queen of crime, Val McDermid. Get ready for a very different Northanger Abbey. For Cat Morland life being home-schooled in Dorset is unendurably ordinary. To cope, she devours as many novels as possible, especially anything supernatural. But if Cat can tear her eyes away from the page, she’s in for a shock: the very stuff of her dreams is about to come true. An invite to ...

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Beloved (Vintage Classics) (by Toni Morrison)

Vintage Digital (04 Sep, 2014)

Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life is full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. Sethe's new home is not only haunted by the memories of her past but also by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

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Anne of Green Gables (Xist Classics) (by Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Xist Classics (27 Jan, 2015)

"Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" Anne of Green Gables is one of the world's most beloved young heroines. This coming of age novel is a must read for romantics of all ages. This book tells the adventures of Anne Shirley, a young orphan girl, age 11 who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to ado ...

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