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About Schmidt by Louis Pegler
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
Ribbons of Grace by Maxine Alterio
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
'The Waves' by Virginia Woolf
Notes From An Exhibition
Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
The Small House at Allington' by Anthony Trollope
The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Longbourn by Jo Baker
The West Pier by Patrick Hamilton
Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
"Emma" by Jane Austen
The Adjacent, by Christopher Priest
Thge Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Affinity by Sarah Waters
Redgauntlet by Walter Scott.
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
Nana by Zola
Wolf Hall
Life after Life ~ Kate Atkinson
The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin (2012)
Dr. Wortle's School by Anthony Trollope
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Hangsaman - Shirley Jackson
The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens
Adam Bede
Crime and Punishment
Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope
The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane austen
The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
"When the Time is Right" ("Tithidore") b
The Parihaka Woman by Witi Ihimaera
The Widow's Tale by Mick Jackson
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
Pure by Andrew Miller
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Sylvia's Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell
Somebody's Luggage (Charles Dickens & others)
So Much For That (2010) - Lionel Shriver
The Polish Boxer - Eduardo Halfon
Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel
"Joseph Andrews" by Henry Fielding
[i]The Children[/i] - Edith Wharton
"My Kind of Girl" by Buddhadeva Bose
The Hill by H.A Vachell (1905)
Dombey and Son
The Passages of Herman Melville by Jay Parini
The Go-Between - L P Hartley
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson (2012. Hammer)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (2011)
The Golden Apples by Eudora Welty
In One Person by John Irving (2012)
Heaven's My Destination (1934) by Thornton Wilder
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1851)
Three Weeks (1907) by Elinor Glyn
The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells (1895)
The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid - Thomas Hardy (1883)
"The Wrench" by Primo Levi
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
Mrs Lirriper's Lodgings by Charles Dickens and others
Our Mutual Friend
Death Comes to Pemberley by P D James
Alas, Poor Lady by Rachel Ferguson (Persephone Press)
"Amelia" by Henry Fielding
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (2011)
Pastors and Masters (1925) by Ivy Compton-Burnett
Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins
"A Perfect Spy" by John le Carré
Elective Affinities by Goethe
Doreen by Barbara Noble (Persephone Press)
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
Wulf by Hamish Clayton
'Marriage' by H.G. Wells (1912)
Robert Elsmere by Mrs Humphry Ward (1888)
'Lost Empires' by J.B. Priestley
"Adam Bede" by George Eliot
'A Tiger for Malgudi' by R.K. Narayan
Le Ventre de Paris (The Belly of Paris) by Emile Zola
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
'Parrot and Olivier in America' by Peter Carey (2010)
"Jonathan Wild" by Henry Fielding
'The Monk' by Matthew Lewis (1796)
"Nazarin" by Benito Perez Galdos (1894)
'Ghost Light' by Joseph O'Connor (2010)
'The Black Tulip' by Alexandre Dumas
Under the Greenwood Tree - Thomas Hardy
Dracula
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
My Grandmothers and I by Diana Holman-Hunt
We Were The Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Winds of Heaven by Monica Dickens
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
'Nemesis' by Philip Roth
The Small Hand by Susan Hill
'Jack Maggs' by Peter Carey
Old Filth by Jane Gardam
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
The Quincunx by Charles Palliser
Fludd by Hilary Mantel
“Flash for Freedom” by George Macdonald Fraser
The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) by Alessandro Manzoni
Coming Up For Air by George Orwell
Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey
Lisa of Lambeth by Somerset Maugham
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Henry Brocken by Walter de la Mare
Old Mortality by Walter Scott
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
"The Prince and the Pauper" by Mark Twain
"Memento Mori" by Muriel Spark
In Hazard by Richard Hughes
"The Man on the Bridge" by Stephen Benatar
Orphan Island by Rose Macaulay
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
The Good Man Jesus and Scoundrel Christ by Phillip Pullman
Indian Summer by William Dean Howells
The Book Thief
The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins
Florence and Giles by John Harding --just published!
Finnegans Wake - James Joyce
Saplings by Noel Streatfeild
Two On A Tower by Thomas Hardy
The Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Last Station by Jay Parini
"The Road" by Cormac McCarthy
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Israel Potter by Herman Melville
Sappho by Alphonse Daudet
The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Daisy Miller by Henry James
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Caleb Williams by William Godwin
Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
Esther Waters by George Moore
'The House In Paris' by Elizabeth Bowen
Saturday by Ian McEwan
London Belongs To Me by Norman Collins
A Good Read - The Assault by Harry Mulisch
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
The Pilgrim Hawk (A Love Story) by Glenway We
Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth
A Good Read -Three Years by Anton Chekhov
Over by Margaret Forster
A Good Read - Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Virgin Soil by Ivan Turgenev
Little Dorrit
"The Peppered Moth" by Margaret Drabble
The Children's Book by A.S.Byatt
Twilight
"A Pair of Blue Eyes" by Thomas Hardy
Stamboul Train by Graham Greene
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
The Clothes on Their Backs-Linda Grant
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Certificate by Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
The Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West
The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd
Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell
Love and Mr Lewisham by H.G. Wells
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Everyman by Philip Roth
Rabbit, Run by John Updike
discussion of individual novels
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
David Copperfield
Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
The Fortnight In September by R.C. Sherriff
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
Amenable Women by Mavis Cheek
War and Peace
"Bulibasha" by Witi Ihimaera
"Kalooki Nights" by Howard Jacobson
Wuthering Heights
Pride and Prejudice
Anna Karenina
Brideshead Revisited
Bram Stoker's "Dracula"
"Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad
On Chesil Beach
 
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