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A Listmania! list by "bossanovabird"
 
An Equal Music
1.  An Equal Music by Vikram Seth
The list author says:
  "My favourite novel. Incredibly evocative."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

Monkey's Mask
2.  Monkey's Mask by Dorothy Porter
The list author says:
  "Fantastic lesbian detective story written entirely in verse."
Used & New from: £13.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Talented Mr. Ripley
3.  The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The list author says:
  "Brilliantly written."
£6.74   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Life Of Pi
4.  Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
The list author says:
  "Magical. I could not put this book down."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,056 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Captain Corelli's Mandolin
5.  Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
The list author says:
  "Very moving."
£6.74   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)

Summer Lightning (Everyman's Library P G WODEHOUSE)
6.  Summer Lightning (Everyman's Library P G WODEHOUSE) by P.G. Wodehouse
The list author says:
  "Wodehouse's funniest, in my opinion."
£10.99   Used & New from: £5.26
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Quartet (Penguin Modern Classics)
7.  Quartet (Penguin Modern Classics) by Jean Rhys
The list author says:
  "Haunting book - sad, but fascinating."
£12.99   Used & New from: £4.19
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

The Kraken Wakes
8.  The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham
The list author says:
  "One of the few sci-fi books I adore - not as flashy as 'Triffids', but one I keep coming back to."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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The Day of the Triffids
9.  The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
The list author says:
  "The classic John Wyndham novel in the genre "unhappily known" as science fiction."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Wide Sargasso Sea (Essential Penguin)
10.  Wide Sargasso Sea (Essential Penguin) by Jean Rhys
The list author says:
  "Dreamlike."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

The Camomile Lawn (Black Swan)
11.  The Camomile Lawn (Black Swan) by Mary Wesley
The list author says:
  "Well-written and oddly affecting. Don't be put off by its slightly trashy rep."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon
12.  The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon by Sei Shonagon
The list author says:
  "Fascinating and humourous insight into Japanese court life a millienium ago."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Enduring Love
13.  Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "Don't be fooled by the soppy title - an unsettling book about romantic obsession."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)

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The Girl in a Swing
14.  The Girl in a Swing by Richard Adams
The list author says:
  "Romantic and dreamy and creepy. I now understand why it's my mother's favourite book!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Cold Mountain
15.  Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The list author says:
  "Beautiful descriptive language."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Our Man in Havana
16.  Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
The list author says:
  "Greene's funniest story."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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Third Man
17.  Third Man by Graham Greene
The list author says:
  "Classic tale of friendship and betrayal in post-war Vienna."
Used & New from: £0.72
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles
18.  Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles by David Thomson
The list author says:
  "Darkly lyrical biography of Orson Welles."
Used & New from: £3.04
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Delta of Venus (Penguin Modern Classics)
19.  Delta of Venus (Penguin Modern Classics) by Anais Nin
The list author says:
  "Anais Nin's classic collection of erotic short stories."
£7.49   Used & New from: £0.63
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl
20.  The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "A bumper omnibus by my favourite short story writer - each story with a wicked sting in its tail."
Used & New from: £3.63
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Cay (Puffin Books)
21.  The Cay (Puffin Books) by Taylor Theodore
The list author says:
  "Simple but powerful story about racial prejudice and survival at sea."
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition)
22.  Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition) by William Golding
The list author says:
  "Wonderful, frightening."
Used & New from: £9.64
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (478 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Magician
23.  Magician by Raymond E. Feist
The list author says:
  "The great non-Tolkien fantasy novel."
Used & New from: £14.37
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (502 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Harper Perennial Modern Classics
24.  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Harper Perennial Modern Classics by Hunter S. Thompson
The list author says:
  "Brilliant and evil."
£6.29   Used & New from: £1.65
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Hitchcock: A Definitive Study of Alfred Hitchcock
25.  Hitchcock: A Definitive Study of Alfred Hitchcock by Francois Truffaut
The list author says:
  "Absolutely essential if you're at all interested in the art of film-making."
£14.99   Used & New from: £8.18
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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