Books that deserve to be better known

A Listmania! list by A. Baker "Book lover" (London)
 
The Heart of Mid-Lothian (Penguin Classics)
1.  The Heart of Mid-Lothian (Penguin Classics) by Walter Scott
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  "An amazingly touching story of love between sisters as well as an exciting adventure story."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Zoe (VMC)
2.  Zoe (VMC) by Geraldine Jewsbury
The list author says:
  "Shocking in its day, love between a priest and married woman, heaving bosoms and a fire- what more do you want?"
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South Riding (VMC)
3.  South Riding (VMC) by Winifred Holtby
The list author says:
  "The masterpiece by a novelist who died tragically young, a lyrical depiction of East Yorkshire in the 1930s, I don't undestand why this is not on the A level syllabus"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Invitation To The Waltz (VMC)
4.  Invitation To The Waltz (VMC) by Rosamond Lehmann
The list author says:
  "The delightful story of Olivia Curtis's first dance. Full of delightfully telling touches, one for anyone who has ever been a shy teenage girl."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Weather In The Streets (VMC)
5.  The Weather In The Streets (VMC) by Rosamond Lehmann
The list author says:
  "A beautiful, but sad novel- the story of what happens to Olivia when she grows up, thinking she has found love with her teenage crush."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

The Fountain Overflows (VMC)
6.  The Fountain Overflows (VMC) by Rebecca West
The list author says:
  "The wonderful story of what it is to be a girl yearning for excellence when society demands no more than pretty mundanity in its women"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Miss Miles: Or, a Tale of Yorkshire Life 60 Years Ago
7.  Miss Miles: Or, a Tale of Yorkshire Life 60 Years Ago by Mary Taylor
The list author says:
  "By Charlotte Bronte's bestfriend, this is the only Victorian novel I have ever read where the heroine punches the hero in the face when he tries to propose to her"
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Indiana (Oxford World's Classics)
8.  Indiana (Oxford World's Classics) by George Sand
The list author says:
  "George Sand deserves to be better known in the anglo world. Indiana is the story of the impossibility of a fulfilling life for women when they are so little valued."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh (Penguin Classics)
9.  Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh (Penguin Classics) by J. Le Fanu
The list author says:
  "A gothic horror classic with memorable villains, one female, one male"
£12.99   Used & New from: £3.04
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Deerbrook (Penguin Classics)
10.  Deerbrook (Penguin Classics) by Harriet Martineau
The list author says:
  "The story of two sisters and their lives in a small Midlands village, and how jealousy and rumour come close to destroying their lives"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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