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Books to Enjoy: Anglophilia

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The Bookshop
The Bookshop
"This slim novel is absolutely flawless.  No one can match Fitzgerald's prose style."
Snobs: A Novel
Snobs: A Novel
"Hugely satisfying read that combines romance with the uniquely British obsession with class."
The Little Lady Agency
The Little Lady Agency
"Cambridge graduate Hester Browne serves up posh chick lit with a retro twist. Delicious."
The Hippopotamus
The Hippopotamus
"Fry is always fun to read, but this book is especially good."
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married
"Since Keyes is Irish, technically this book belongs on another list but it is set in London."
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray Mystery)
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray Mystery)
"One of P.D. James earliest books.  This one features a quintessential English heroine who's set on finding a murder in Cambridge."
Gaudy Night (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)
Gaudy Night (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)
"Detective fiction from the golden age, featuring another English heroine in a university town."
Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel
Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel
"Delightful, but you don't need me to tell you that."
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
"An obvious choice, perhaps, but enjoyable nonetheless."
An Instance Of The Fingerpost
An Instance Of The Fingerpost
"Restoration mystery told in four parts."
Notes on a Scandal
Notes on a Scandal
"Despite the moral tone, I found this a light satisfying read.  It does raise interesting questions about power and morality."
Emma Brown
Emma Brown
"Clare Boylan develops Charlotte Bronte's fragment into a satisfying yarn.  Perfect reading for any time of year."
A Room with a View (Penguin Classics)
A Room with a View (Penguin Classics)
"Hugely readable and very pleasurable."
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
"Another readable classic.  Enjoyable to read and thoughtful as well."
Middlemarch (Oxford World's Classics)
Middlemarch (Oxford World's Classics)
"I'm too ashamed to admit how long it took me to read this book, but it was well worth the effort."