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A Listmania! list by Mrs. Virginia Chattaway "virge21" (Kent, UK)
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Hangover Square: A Story of Darkest Earl's Court (Penguin Modern Classics)
1.  Hangover Square: A Story of Darkest Earl's Court (Penguin Modern Classics) by Patrick Hamilton
The list author says:
  "A must for anyone who's ever overdone it on the vino"
£6.99   Used & New from: £2.21
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

An American Dream (1960s Classics)
2.  An American Dream (1960s Classics) by Norman Mailer
The list author says:
  "A nasty, gripping thriller"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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The Gormenghast Trilogy
3.  The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
The list author says:
  "A vast, fantastical epic, good when you're ill in bed or on a winter's day.  Tails off towards the end however."
£12.60   Used & New from: £1.48
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)

Not Fade Away ("Rebel Inc." Classics)
4.  Not Fade Away ("Rebel Inc." Classics) by Jim Dodge
The list author says:
  "Funny, winsome, evocative tale of a drugged up young man who steals a valuable Cadillac and is subsequently pursued across America"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin
5.  Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
The list author says:
  "Got a lot of stick after the film but the book is excellent, although terribly sad."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (421 customer reviews)

Les Liaisons Culinaires (Panther)
6.  Les Liaisons Culinaires (Panther) by Andreas Staikos
The list author says:
  "Short, sweet comedy about two Greek neighbours who share the same mistress and try to outdo each other in the kitchen in order to win her heart."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady (Classics)
7.  Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady (Classics) by Samuel Richardson
The list author says:
  "One of the longest novels in existence, but surprisingly readable.  Took me three months."
£17.00   Used & New from: £2.32
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Music & Silence
8.  Music & Silence by Rose Tremain
The list author says:
  "Wonderful characters, especially the adulterous Queen and troubled King."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

A Walk In The Woods
9.  A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson
The list author says:
  "Bryson's funniest travelogue - makes me laugh out loud every time I go back to it."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)

The Deposition of Father McGreevy
10.  The Deposition of Father McGreevy by Brian O'Doherty
The list author says:
  "Compassionate story of the collaspe of an Irish wartime village, narrated by it's priest."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Modern Classics)
11.  Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Modern Classics) by Stella Gibbons
The list author says:
  "Humourous classic send up of rural stereotypes"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)

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Psychoville
12.  Psychoville by Christopher Fowler
The list author says:
  "Perversely satisfying.  Two mis-fit children return as a glamourous young couple to the suburban town where their lives were made so unbearable and take their revenge."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Unnatural Fire (A Countess Ashby de la Zouche mystery)
13.  Unnatural Fire (A Countess Ashby de la Zouche mystery) by Fidelis Morgan
The list author says:
  "The first Countess Ashby-de-la-Zouche mystery - Restoration comedy/detective story - they're all brilliant!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Summer Things
14.  Summer Things by Joseph Connolly
The list author says:
  "A sharp, irreverant writer specialising in farce.  Some of his characters are unbelievably horrible!"
£7.70   Used & New from: £0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

English Passengers
15.  English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
The list author says:
  "Funny/Sad chronicle of a journey to nineteenth century Australia told by the diverse protagonists."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

I Capture The Castle
16.  I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
The list author says:
  "Not just a kid's novel!"
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)

Tipping The Velvet (Virago V)
17.  Tipping The Velvet (Virago V) by Sarah Waters
The list author says:
  "Lush!"
£6.79   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

Forever Amber
18.  Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
The list author says:
  "Enthusiastic  bodice ripper - great stuff!"
£11.99   Used & New from: £3.78
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Beautiful and Damned (Penguin Modern Classics)
19.  The Beautiful and Damned (Penguin Modern Classics) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The list author says:
  "Pacy, fraught tale of a ragtime couple brought low by their inability to assume responsibility for their lives"
£7.37   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

The Testament of Yves Gundron
20.  The Testament of Yves Gundron by Emily Barton
The list author says:
  "A really unusual premise - an American social studies student journeys to a remote corner of North Western Europe where she encounters a pre-industrialised society."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Suzy, "Led Zeppelin" and Me
21.  Suzy, "Led Zeppelin" and Me by Martin Millar
The list author says:
  "With it's surreal overtones, one of the better 'nostalgia novels', drawing on the author's memories of being a teenager in 1970's Glasgow, and getting to see his beloved Led Zeppelin in concert"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Civilwarland In Bad Decline
22.  Civilwarland In Bad Decline by George Saunders
The list author says:
  "Sinister, tragi-comic collection of short stories by US writer, narrated by the underdogs of a twisted, commericalized and lawless near future.  Stays with you."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

A Clockwork Orange (Essential Penguin)
23.  A Clockwork Orange (Essential Penguin) by Anthony Burgess
The list author says:
  "Almost dreaded reading this book, but felt I ought to.  Gratified to discover a powerful, thought provoking work of art."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (324 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Grapes of Wrath
24.  The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The list author says:
  "Everyone should read this powerful, bleak, humane book about an Oklahoma family travelling to California during the depression to try and find work"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)

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Devoted Ladies (VMC)
25.  Devoted Ladies (VMC) by Molly Keane
The list author says:
  "Razor sharp, exuberant 30's comedy about the nature of obsessive feminine friendship"
£7.54   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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