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High Rising: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC) (by Angela Thirkell)

Virago (22 Nov, 2012)

High Rising Successful lady novelist Laura Morland and her boisterous young son Tony set off to spend Christmas at her country home in the sleepy surrounds of High Rising. But Laura's wealthy friend and neighbour George Knox has taken on a scheming secretary whose designs on marriage to her employer threaten the delicate social fabric of the village. Can clever, practical Laura rescue George from Miss Grey' ...

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Emma (by Jane Austen)

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (04 Nov, 2013)

Quick-witted, beautiful, headstrong and rich, Emma Woodhouse is inordinately fond of match-making select inhabitants of the village of Highbury, yet aloof and oblivious as to the question of whom she herself might marry. This paradox multiplies the intrigues and sparkling ironies of Jane Austen's masterpiece, her comedy of a sentimental education through which Emma discovers a capacity for love and marriage ...

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To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary edition (by Harper Lee)

Arrow (24 Jun, 2010)

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in th ...

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Sealed with a Kiss (by Rachael Lucas)

Evertype (16 Apr, 2013)

Kate breathes a sigh of relief when she's dumped at her best friend's wedding. Faced with moving back home, she takes a job with a cottage on the remote island of Auchenmor. Kate's told Auchenmor is too small for secrets, but prickly new boss Roderick is keeping something to himself. When his ex-girlfriend comes back on the scene, their budding friendship comes to an abrupt end-and Kate finds out Fiona's go ...

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What Katy Did (by Susan Coolidge)

(16 May, 2012)

'I mean to do something grand. I don't know what, yet; but when I'm grown up I shall find out' Katy Carr is the longest girl that was ever seen. She is all legs and elbows, and angles and joints. She tears her dress every day, hates sewing and doesn't care a button about being called 'good'. Her head is full of schemes and one day she plans to do something important. But a great deal is to happen to Katy ...

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The Joy Luck Club (by Amy Tan)

Vintage (24 Jun, 1991)

In this novel four Chinese mothers, who left their native land behind but not their old customs, and their four American-born daughters tell their stories about living life caught between two cultures. The mothers meet up and form their own club to gossip, play mah-jong and exchange memories.

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The Innocence of Father Brown (by G. K. Chesterton)

Waking Lion Press (30 Jul, 2008)

The Innocence of Father Brown is the first book of G.K. Chesterton's ingenious, thoughtful, and lyrically written mystery stories featuring the unassuming little priest who solves crimes by imagining himself inside the mind and soul of criminals, thus understanding their motives. The stories are full of paradox, spiritual insight, and "Chestertonian fantasy," or seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary. In ...

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Sunlight on a Broken Column (Virago Modern Classics) (by Attia Hosain)

Virago Press Ltd (14 Jul, 1988)

My life changed. It had been restricted by invisible barriers almost as effectively as the physically restricted lives of my aunts in the zenana. A window had opened here, a door there, a curtain had been drawn aside; but outside lay a world narrowed by one's field of vision." Laila, orphaned daughter of a distinguished Muslim family, is brought up in her grandfather's household by orthodox aunts who keep p ...

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Father and Son (Oxford World's Classics) (by Edmund Gosse)

OUP Oxford (26 Mar, 2009)

'This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs.' Father and Son stands as one of English literature's seminal autobiographies. In it Edmund Gosse recounts, with humour and pathos, his childhood as a member of a Victorian Protestant sect and his struggles to forge his own identity despite the loving control of his father. A key document of the crisis of ...

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Little Men (Signet Classics) (by Louisa May Alcott)

Signet Classics (02 Oct, 2012)

A sequel to Miss Alcott's "Little Women", this is the story of the school that Jo and Father Bhaer founded and ran at Plumfield.

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Diary of a Nobody (Wordsworth Classics) (by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd (07 May, 1994)

'Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see - because I do not happen to be a 'Somebody' - why my diary should not be interesting' Charles Pooter

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Mansfield Park (Wordsworth Classics) (by Jane Austen)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd (01 May, 1992)

Adultery is not a typical Jane Austen theme, but when it disturbs the relatively peaceful household at Mansfield Park, it has quite unexpected results. The heroine, Fanny Price, has to struggle to cope with the results, re-examining her feelings while enduring the amorality, old-fashioned indifference and priggish disapproval of those around her.

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