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Things Fall Apart (Penguin Modern Classics)
1.  Things Fall Apart (Penguin Modern Classics) by Chinua Achebe
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  "An important book by a Nobel prizewinner that will open your eyes to the tribal life of West Africa"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)

Rites of Passage (Sea Trilogy)
2.  Rites of Passage (Sea Trilogy) by William Golding
The list author says:
  "A masterpiece.  One of the best books I have ever read"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Crime and Punishment (Classics)
3.  Crime and Punishment (Classics) by F. M. Dostoevsky
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  "A deep dig into the psychological world of a murderer. A great book"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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A Prayer For Owen Meany
4.  A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
The list author says:
  "Very funny, very moving and very well written.  Irving at his best."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)

Crossing to Safety (Modern Library)
5.  Crossing to Safety (Modern Library) by Wallace Stegner
The list author says:
  "Stegner is a writer relatively unknown in the UK.  He writes in a gentle manner and manages to take the reader right into the heart of the books characters."
£10.08   Used & New from: £0.14
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

The World According To Garp (Black Swan)
6.  The World According To Garp (Black Swan) by John Irving
The list author says:
  "Wild, crazy, thought provoking and very very funny."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
7.  Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg
The list author says:
  "Despite a dissapointing ending I loved this book.  The sense of cold, ice and suspense is literally chilling."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

News of a Kidnapping
8.  News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "Marquez is a great story teller but in this factual piece of reporting he has managed to excel.  Sensitive and moving, this book will open your eyes to the harrowing tale of kidnapping in Colombia"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Shackleton's Boat Journey
9.  Shackleton's Boat Journey by F A Worsley
The list author says:
  "Worsleys amazing real life account of Shackleton and crews expedition to Antartica."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
10.  The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
The list author says:
  "The first Kundara book I read, and the best."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

The Three Musketeers (Wordsworth Classics)
11.  The Three Musketeers (Wordsworth Classics) by Alexandre Dumas
The list author says:
  "Great swashbuckling stuff.  I couldn't put it down and I didn't want it to finish."
£1.89   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

The Carpenter's Pencil (Panther)
12.  The Carpenter's Pencil (Panther) by Manuel Rivas
The list author says:
  "Beutifully written, incredibly romantic and very sad.  Rivas has poignantly captured the emotion and tragedy of the Spanish Civil War"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin
13.  Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
The list author says:
  "Despite adapted to a mediocre film, this is a great book."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 customer reviews)

Regeneration
14.  Regeneration by Pat Barker
The list author says:
  "A vivid and moving book on the psychological aftershocks of the first world war.  Every war mongering idiot should be forced to read this."
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

Dracula (Penguin Classics)
15.  Dracula (Penguin Classics) by Bram Stoker
The list author says:
  "The best gothic novel of all time.  Be afraid, be very afraid !!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (418 customer reviews)

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And When Did You Last See Your Father?
16.  And When Did You Last See Your Father? by Blake Morrison
The list author says:
  "This personal, comforting book made me review the relationship I had with my own father."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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The Moonstone (Oxford World's Classics)
17.  The Moonstone (Oxford World's Classics) by Wilkie Collins
The list author says:
  "One of the greatest detective stories ever written"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

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Strange Places, Questionable People
18.  Strange Places, Questionable People by John Simpson
The list author says:
  "A great reporter of the facts.  Very funny, very interesting and full of adventure"
£9.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Emma (Penguin Classics)
19.  Emma (Penguin Classics) by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "Timeless."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

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The Flanders Panel (Panther)
20.  The Flanders Panel (Panther) by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The list author says:
  "Intriguing thriller set in Madrid, involving the art world and strategic chess movements in reverse"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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