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My All-Time Favourite Books

A Listmania! list by C. Ball (Derbyshire)
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The Mists of Avalon (Mists of Avalon 1)
1.  The Mists of Avalon (Mists of Avalon 1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The list author says:
  "One of, if not the, best retelling of the Arthurian legend I've ever read. And a fantastic book for those interested in paganism/Wicca."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Cold Mountain
2.  Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The list author says:
  "I disliked this book the first time I read it - found it tedious, boring and long-winded - but I read it again and now I love it!"
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Memoirs Of A Geisha
3.  Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden
The list author says:
  "Absolutely fascinating, and exceptionally well-written. You almost forget it's fiction."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (444 customer reviews)

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
4.  Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
The list author says:
  "Moving, shocking and utterly impossible to put down."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)

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The Prince of Tides
5.  The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
The list author says:
  "Close to being my favourite book ever. Conroy's prose reads like poetry...exquisite and incredibly lush."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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The Thorn Birds
6.  The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
The list author says:
  "Astonishing saga of an Australian family..."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

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Duncton Wood (The Duncton Chronicles)
7.  Duncton Wood (The Duncton Chronicles) by William Horwood
The list author says:
  "Religion and moles...a ridiculous idea, no? Well, it works...oh yes, it works. Read this and the other five..."
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London
8.  London by Edward Rutherfurd
The list author says:
  "Combines my two loves...fiction and history. Just wonderful."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

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Gone with the Wind
9.  Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The list author says:
  "Call me a sap, but I adore this book. It's a genuine classic, and miles better than the film."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin
10.  Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
The list author says:
  "Forget Nic Cage in that godawful film...the book is marvellous!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (386 customer reviews)

The Last Unicorn
11.  The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
The list author says:
  "Enchanting. It may be a children's book, but it's still lovely."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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The Princess Bride
12.  The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The list author says:
  "Witty, ironic, tongue-in-cheek and wonderfully funny. And the film's pretty good too."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
13.  The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics) by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "I had to read this for English A-Level and was surprised to find myself loving it."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (290 customer reviews)

The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
14.  The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "I grew up reading these books, and I still love reading them. Used to get turkish delight from Aslan under the tree at Christmas too..."
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Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
15.  Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarder
The list author says:
  "Complex, deep, intriguing and utterly original."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

All Quiet on the Western Front (Vintage War)
16.  All Quiet on the Western Front (Vintage War) by Erich Maria Remarque
The list author says:
  "Probably the best fiction ever written about the First World War."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)

Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
17.  Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics) by Emily Bronte
The list author says:
  "Who doesn't love this book? It's a classic for a reason."
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I Capture The Castle (VMC)
18.  I Capture The Castle (VMC) by Dodie Smith
The list author says:
  "Wonderful book, and Cassandra is a truly memorable heroine..."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)

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The Miracle Strain
19.  The Miracle Strain by Michael Cordy
The list author says:
  "Any author who can blend genetics and Catholicism in such an engrossing thriller as this is okay with me!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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It
20.  It by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "I'm not a fan of horror novels, but this I loved. Stephen King's finest, without a doubt."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)

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Harry Potter Paperback Box Set: Four Volumes
21.  Harry Potter Paperback Box Set: Four Volumes by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Yeah, yeah, I know...in my defence though, they ARE wonderful. I didn't expect to like them, and I don't. I LOVE them. Roll on book five!"
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Katherine (Coronet Books)
22.  Katherine (Coronet Books) by Anya Seton
The list author says:
  "I only just read this, and oh, there are no words for how much I loved it... Fabulous doesn't come close."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)

Beach Music
23.  Beach Music by Pat Conroy
The list author says:
  "Another Conroy masterpiece."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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