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  • Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
    Down and Out in Paris and London (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    To be poor and destitute in 1920s Paris and London was to experience life at its lowest ebb. George Orwell, penniless and with nowhere to go, found himself experiencing just this as he wandered the streets of both capitals in search of a job. This book gives an account of the streets and those who have no choice but to live on them.

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  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
    A Confederacy of Dunces (English, Paperback) John Kennedy Toole

    Ignatius J Reilly is fat, flatulent, eloquent and almost unemployable. By the standards of ordinary folk he is pretty much unhinged, too. But is he bothered by this? No. For this misanthropic crusader against an America fallen into vice and ignorance has a mission: to rescue a naked female philosopher in distress.

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  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    Lolita (English, Paperback) Vladimir Nabokov

    Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, frustrated college professor. In love with his landlady's twelve-year-old daughter Lolita, he'll do anything to possess her. Unable and unwilling to stop himself, he is prepared to commit any crime to get what he wants. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? Or is he all of these?

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  • Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell
    Nineteen Eighty-four (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities.

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  • The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
    The Day of the Triffids (English, Paperback) John Wyndham

    When a cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen is one of the lucky few to retain his sight. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop their spread the Triffids, mobile plants with stingers and carnivorous appetites, seem set to take control.

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  • My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
    My Family and Other Animals (English, Paperback) Gerald Durrell

    My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell. ...

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  • Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
    Wide Sargasso Sea (English, Paperback) Jean Rhys

    If Antoinette Cosway, a spirited Creole heiress, could have foreseen the terrible future that awaited her, she would not have married the young Englishman. Initially drawn to her beauty and sensuality, he becomes increasingly frustrated by his inability to reach into her soul.

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  • A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
    A Passage to India (English, Paperback) E. M. Forster

    When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced 'Anglo-Indian' community. Determined to escape the parochial English enclave and explore the 'real India', they seek the guidance of the charming and mercurial Dr Aziz, a cultivated Indian Muslim.

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  • Perfume by Patrick Suskind
    Perfume (English, Paperback) Patrick Suskind

    In eighteenth-century France there lived a man Jean-Baptiste Grenouille who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages.

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  • The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
    The Lady in the Lake (English, Paperback) Raymond Chandler

    Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband insisted. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear.

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  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    A Clockwork Orange (English, Paperback) Anthony Burgess

    Features fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends who set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency and the State tries to reform him - but at what cost?

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  • Foe by J. M. Coetzee
    Foe (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    In the early eighteenth century, Susan Barton finds herself adrift from a mutinous ship and cast ashore on a remote desert island. There she finds shelter with its only other inhabitants: a man named Cruso and his tongueless slave, Friday. In time, she builds a life for herself as Cruso's companion and, eventually, his lover.

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  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
    Animal Farm (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs.

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  • Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
    Down and Out in Paris and London (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Documents the author's 'first contact with poverty'. This title shows a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses of last resort, working as a dishwasher in Paris' vile 'Hotel X', surviving on scraps and cigarette butts, living alongside tramps, a star-gazing pavement artist and more.

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  • Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse
    Billy Liar (English, Paperback) Keith Waterhouse

    Billy Fisher, a Yorkshire teenager unable to stop lying - especially to his three girlfriends. Trapped by his boring job and working-class parents, Billy finds that his only happiness lies in grand plans for his future and fantastical day-dreams of the fictional country Ambrosia.

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  • The Snow Goose and The Small Miracle by Paul Gallico
    The Snow Goose and The Small Miracle (English, Paperback) Paul Gallico

    Presents stories "The Snow Goose" - set in the wild, desolate Essex marshes and is a tale about the relationship between a hunchback and a young girl; and, "The Small Miracle" - a contemporary fable about a young boy's love for his dangerously ill donkey.

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  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith
    White Teeth (Paperback) Zadie Smith

    Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, this book is written with a passion for ideas, for language and for the rich tragic-comedy of life.

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  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
    In Cold Blood (English, Paperback) Truman Capote

    Reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. In this title, the author's study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved.

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  • Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
    Moon Tiger (English, Paperback) Penelope Lively

    Claudia Hampton - beautiful, famous, independent, dying. But she remains defiant to the last, telling her nurses that she will write a 'history of the world ...and in the process, my own'. And it is her story from a childhood just after the First World War through the Second and beyond.

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  • The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
    The Day of the Triffids (English, Paperback) John Wyndham

    When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen - one of the lucky few to keep his sight - finds himself trapped in a London jammed with sightless mobs who prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike.

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