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A Thousand Splendid Suns
1.  A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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  "Afghanistan - hard hitting, beautifully written story of two Afghan women"
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English Passengers
2.  English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
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  "Australia - quirky tale of a voyage to Tasmania"
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Brazzaville Beach
3.  Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd
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  "Cameroon - excellent story centred on a zoologist studing chimpanzees in Africa"
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The Blind Assassin
4.  The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
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  "Canada - an elderly woman reveals a complex past"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Wives Of The East Wind
5.  Wives Of The East Wind by Liu Hong
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  "China - follows two couples living through the revolutions and hardships of 20th century China"
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Love in the Time of Cholera
6.  Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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  "Colombia - age is no barrier to love in Marquez's classic"
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The Count of Monte Cristo (Wordsworth Classics)
7.  The Count of Monte Cristo (Wordsworth Classics) by Alexandre Dumas
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  "France - the ultimate swashbuckling epic"
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The Book Thief
8.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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  "Germany - heartbreaking and brilliant story of ordinary people living through a war"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,950 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Animal's People
9.  Animal's People by Indra Sinha
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  "India - a povery stricken community fights to gain compensation from the chemical company whose burning factory killed and maimed many in their village"
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Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
10.  Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
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  "Ireland - narrated with great style by the eponymous hero, a ten year old growing up in Dublin"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

An Artist of the Floating World
11.  An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
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  "Japan - a country and its people begin the slow process of recovering from war and an old man faces his own part in it"
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Half of a Yellow Sun
12.  Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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  "Nigeria - superbly written story set in the Nigeria-Biafra war"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (424 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Reluctant Fundamentalist
13.  The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
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  "Pakistan - cleverly written narrative of a radical professor"
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The Dancer Upstairs
14.  The Dancer Upstairs by Nicholas Shakespeare
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  "Peru - very gripping story of the hunt for a mysterious guerilla leader"
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War and Peace (Penguin Classics)
15.  War and Peace (Penguin Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
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  "Russia - a book that really does have it all - and despite its famous lengthiness you'll never want it to end"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Veronika Decides to Die
16.  Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
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  "Slovenia - a disillusioned young woman attempts suicide but then discovers the joy of living"
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Birds Without Wings
17.  Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres
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  "Turkey - brilliant characterisation in this story of a community destroyed by ethnic and religous differences"
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The Queen and I
18.  The Queen and I by Sue Townsend
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  "UK - Her Majesty and family are packed off to a council estate by the new republican government, where they must learn to survive in the real world"
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To Kill A Mockingbird
19.  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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  "USA - a decent lawyer defends a black man falsely accused of rape in a racist community in the 1930s southern US"
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Different translators 0 23 days ago
Cannot read Max's story due to the size of the print on kindle paperwhite! 5 26 Sep 2014
links in the book 0 20 Mar 2014
Why is this book not available on Kindle? 3 20 Oct 2013
Kindle version not available to UK 3 2 Jan 2012
War and Peace (Vol 2) - Kindle edition 0 24 Oct 2011
Three cups of tea 3 21 Oct 2011
half way through to kill a mockingbird... 1 5 Sep 2011
How did Monte Christo Sace Valentines Life? 2 16 May 2011
The Book Thief versions? 0 3 Mar 2011
Downloading 1 4 Jan 2011
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