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Books I recommend to my friends

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English Passengers
1.  English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
The list author says:
  "brilliant! Educational but fun."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

A Prayer For Owen Meany
2.  A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
The list author says:
  "my favourite John Irving. friendship love and faith. A story to stay with you."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

Middlesex
3.  Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The list author says:
  "Unusual subject, brilliantly executed. Great story-telling. recommend for summer holidays"
Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Secret History
4.  The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The list author says:
  "I don't normally read crime novels but this one is different."
£6.29   Used & New from: £1.33
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (393 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Empress of Weehawken
5.  The Empress of Weehawken by Irene Dische
The list author says:
  "Ironic style of writing, good story, good fun, serious subject."
Used & New from: £0.75

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Brother of Sleep
6.  Brother of Sleep by Robert D. Schneider
The list author says:
  "very poetic story, choosing death over life for love."
Used & New from: £14.59
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Small World
7.  Small World by Martin Suter
The list author says:
  "read this in one day. Sharing the mind of an Alzheimer sufferer. All other Martin Suter's books are great but not all are translated in English, yet!"
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
8.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The list author says:
  "incredible insights into the life of an autistic child. Unforgettable."
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,195 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Time Traveler's Wife
9.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The list author says:
  "a bit of girly romance never hurt anyone..."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,288 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

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She's Come Undone
10.  She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
The list author says:
  "dark, deep, intense. Feels real."
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)

Falling Angels
11.  Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
The list author says:
  "my favourite Tracy Chevalier. Set in the Soufragette's movement in England at the start of the 20th century"
£7.79   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

Notes on a Scandal
12.  Notes on a Scandal by ZoŽ Heller
The list author says:
  "Unhealthy obsessions left right and centre. Full of suspense."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
13.  Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
The list author says:
  "Dark fairytale."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)

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The Wasp Factory
14.  The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The list author says:
  "Dark again (spotting a pattern here?) very unusual, not for the faint-hearted..."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (341 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Catcher in the Rye
15.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The list author says:
  "doesn't need any comments really. Feels incredibly real."
Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (482 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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To Kill A Mockingbird
16.  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The list author says:
  "Touched me more than I had ever expected. Wish I had read it earlier..."
£5.03   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (636 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The World According To Garp (Black Swan)
17.  The World According To Garp (Black Swan) by John Irving
The list author says:
  "2nd favourite John Irving ;-) great story ..."
£6.79   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

The Pillars of the Earth
18.  The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The list author says:
  "the best for some good history-reading, epic."
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (764 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Observations
19.  The Observations by Jane Harris
The list author says:
  "really fun to read and some good suspense. Loved the main character!"
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Digging to America
20.  Digging to America by Anne Tyler
The list author says:
  "quirky look at what it's like being an immigrant."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Notes from an Exhibition
21.  Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale
The list author says:
  "More mental health issues... I really liked the main characters, the construction of the story is original and makes you want to keep reading"
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)

The Other Boleyn Girl
22.  The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The list author says:
  "This is not girly chick-lit! Fantastic colourful historic detail."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (351 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Asta's Book
23.  Asta's Book by Barbara Vine
The list author says:
  "Ruth Rendell's ater ego Barbara Vine: great and unusual style of crime novels, fantastic read!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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The Chimney Sweeper's Boy (Penguin Celebrations)
24.  The Chimney Sweeper's Boy (Penguin Celebrations) by Barbara Vine
The list author says:
  "see above"
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Atonement (Vintage War)
25.  Atonement (Vintage War) by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "The only one of McEwan's novels I liked, the others are just too preachy and arrogant. This one has a fantastic story and likeable characters."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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Autism/ASD/Aspergers 18 5 Mar 2014
Why is this book not available on Kindle? 3 20 Oct 2013
The J.D. Salinger bonanza: Movie, bio and five unpublished books 0 3 Sep 2013
Is there anything as good as Pillars of The Earth/World Without End? 12 4 May 2013
Wasp Factory other similar novels. 2 19 Mar 2013
Novels set on campus 4 3 Nov 2012
Depressed anyone? 25 4 May 2012
The Emperor's new clothes or what ? 29 8 Jan 2012
half way through to kill a mockingbird... 1 5 Sep 2011
This is called grooming and is scary 21 7 Apr 2011
What is the best way for a book club to decide on a book? 0 15 Dec 2010
Have you ever heard about www.goodreads.com? 4 1 Jul 2010
 
   

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