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Books that everyone should read

Simon Thomas "bookaholic"
 
Family Roundabout
Family Roundabout
"Richmal is best known for her William books, but it is her adult novels that truly display her pertinence and accuracy, combined with humour and delicious irony: read this!"
Winnie-the-Pooh - The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems
Winnie-the-Pooh - The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems
"A A Milne is also better known as a children's author, but he is v funny and wrote fantastic plays - my favourite author."
The Diary of a Provincial Lady
The Diary of a Provincial Lady
"The Bridget Jones of her day, the unnames Provincial Lady is even funnier and more astute - achingly funny observations on life, motherhood and trying not to offend the neighbours."
Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Popular Classics)
Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Popular Classics)
"Elizabeth Bennet is the best character in fiction, in my opinion, and this should be compulsory reading for everyone."
Beyond the World of Pooh
Beyond the World of Pooh
"Christopher Milne's autobiographical trilogy were hugely popular in the 1970s, and put a whole new light on being Christopher Robin, as well as being Christopher Milne. This trilogy is edited, though"
A.A.Milne: His Life
A.A.Milne: His Life
"Wondeful book, telling you much about A A Milne the person, father, husband and author"
White Cargo: A memoir
White Cargo: A memoir
"The best autobiography I have read by somebody who wasn't an author - Felicity Kendal writes fantastically and compulsively in a way that makes you wonder if she was wasted as simply an actress..."
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) Paperback
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) Paperback
"What can I say? The best of a brilliant series"
The Complete Chronicles of Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia)
The Complete Chronicles of Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia)
"C. S. Lewis wrote this fantastic series long before J K Rowling doffed an author's hat - these sparkle with originality, and have a Christian undertone, which is always good"
The Hours
The Hours
"Best book to be published for at least ten years, in my opinion"
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
"Very funny and original - Winifred Watson sadly passed away recently, over the age of 90"
Possession: A Romance
Possession: A Romance
"Extremely well written, and goes to show that novels about Victorian poets can still be grabbing."
Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs. Dalloway
"Witty, thought-provoking - YOU MUST READ THIS BEFORE YOU READ THE HOURS!!"
Richmal Crompton: The Woman Behind Just William
Richmal Crompton: The Woman Behind Just William
"Wonderful biography, although sometimes Cadogan gives too much of her own opinion"
And Then There Were None (The Christie Collection)
And Then There Were None (The Christie Collection)
"By far the best Agatha Christie I have read - goes well beyond the style of Poirot or Marple, excellent though they are, to a more captivating, stylistic and psychological text."