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A Listmania! list by Julian E. R. Allen "Avid Reader and collector of books" (London)
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War and Peace (Wordsworth Classics)
1.  War and Peace (Wordsworth Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  "Quite simply unforgettable"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Anna Karenina (Penguin Classics)
2.  Anna Karenina (Penguin Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  "Read it again and again.  Moved me beyond words"
6.29   Used & New from: 1.17
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Resurrection (Oxford World's Classics)
3.  Resurrection (Oxford World's Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  "Magnificent"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Remembrance of Things Past: v. 1 (Twentieth Century Classics)
4.  Remembrance of Things Past: v. 1 (Twentieth Century Classics) by Marcel Proust
The list author says:
  "This and all the subsequent volumes form a great reading experience. Superb."
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Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady (Classics)
5.  Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady (Classics) by Samuel Richardson
The list author says:
  "Wonderful - passionate - immensely involving.  A classic."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Cannery Row (Penguin Modern Classics)
6.  Cannery Row (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Steinbeck
The list author says:
  "A beautiful work.   I will keep my copy forever."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

A Scots Quair: "Sunset Song", "Cloud Howe" and "Grey Granite" (Canongate Classics)
7.  A Scots Quair: "Sunset Song", "Cloud Howe" and "Grey Granite" (Canongate Classics) by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
The list author says:
  "Stunned and moved me beyond description.  The first one in the series is the best."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Raj Quartet
8.  Raj Quartet by Paul Scott
The list author says:
  "Endlessly fascinating.  Writing straight out of the top drawer."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Staying On
9.  Staying On by Paul Scott
The list author says:
  "A gem.  Marvellous characters"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant
10.  Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
The list author says:
  "Have never been disappointed by this writer. This is probably the best I have read so far."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

The Heather Blazing
11.  The Heather Blazing by Colm Toibin
The list author says:
  "Wonderful stylist.  Fine sense of atmosphere"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Small Island
12.  Small Island by Andrea Levy
The list author says:
  "Brilliantly presented characters - narrated with complete conviction.  On the same level as Paul Scott"
8.09   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mister Johnson
13.  Mister Johnson by Joyce Cary
The list author says:
  "A dream of a book.  Heart rending."
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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Days Of Heaven [1979] [DVD]
14.  Days Of Heaven [1979] [DVD] DVD ~ Richard Gere
The list author says:
  "One of the most beautiful of all films by a cinematic master"
4.70   Used & New from: 1.48
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

The Thin Red Line [1999] [DVD]
15.  The Thin Red Line [1999] [DVD] DVD ~ Sean Penn
The list author says:
  "All other war films give way to this lyrical - unbearably poignant poem on celluloid"
2.78   Used & New from: 0.09
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The New World [DVD]
16.  The New World [DVD] DVD ~ Colin Farrell
The list author says:
  "Could happily see it again and again.  Its star will never dim"
3.50   Used & New from: 0.34
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Kenneth Williams Diaries
17.  The Kenneth Williams Diaries by Russell Davies
The list author says:
  "Endlessly fascinating.  Wonderful picture of thespian life. What a comic genius"
10.49   Used & New from: 0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

The Painted Veil (Vintage Classics)
18.  The Painted Veil (Vintage Classics) by W Somerset Maugham
The list author says:
  "One of the most perfect masterpieces I have ever encountered. Something to treasure throughout my life"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

While The Sun Shines
19.  While The Sun Shines by John Harding
The list author says:
  "A book of rare charm and spontaneity.  This is writing at its most genuine and clear sighted"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

One Big Damn Puzzler
20.  One Big Damn Puzzler by John Harding
The list author says:
  "Very  inventive, full of life. This is a joy to read and fully confirms this author's exceptional gifts."
8.35   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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