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The best all-time unputdownables

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The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
"A stay-up-til-three-in-the-morning-reading job."
Restoration London: Everyday Life in the 1660s
Restoration London: Everyday Life in the 1660s
"Plenty of rich pickings about what those Restoration guys used to get up to!"
White Oleander
White Oleander
"A recent discovery: full of raw, brutal, real-life emotion"
Enduring Love
Enduring Love
"Oh my God. Unbelievably good."
A Recipe For Bees
A Recipe For Bees
"Crazy goings on with turtles on an American farm. Kooky but very sad"
Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye
"This is my all-time favourite. Nothing else touches this."
A Spell of Winter
A Spell of Winter
"Riddled with intrigue and incest and crazy fathers. Fabulous, and an Orange prize winner"
Birdsong (Vintage War)
Birdsong (Vintage War)
"Heart rending. I must have read this at least five times."
Sucking Sherbet Lemons
Sucking Sherbet Lemons
"Gay teen tries to suppress his sexuality by becoming a monk. Fabulously funny and warm."
The Bonfire of the Vanities (Picador Books)
The Bonfire of the Vanities (Picador Books)
"Evil capitalists get their comeuppance. An absolutely absorbing web of intrigue - in a good way!"
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Memoirs Of A Geisha
"Everyone's read it - there's a reason why!"
The Keepers of Truth
The Keepers of Truth
"A risk when I bought it-but a great surprise. Full of insight and dark humour."
The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
"Amazing. You won't stop reading this day or night!"
Fortune's Rocks
Fortune's Rocks
"What a twist in the middle of this book!"
The Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible
"Excellent, excellent, excellent. Demonstrates the mistakes of forcing one's beliefs onto others."
East of Eden (Steinbeck "Essentials")
East of Eden (Steinbeck "Essentials")
"Truly amazing-and nice and fat so it lasts ages!"