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For fans new and old, an enjoyable tour through the world of Dickens in the hands of a master critic.
A comprehensive guide to the very best in American fiction, from classic to contemporary.
A beautifully presented edition of quotations from Shakespeare with colourful jacket, book ribbon and bookplate - the perfect gift for literature lovers.
A comprehensive guide to the very best award winning fiction.
If you have ever been stuck trying to identify a Shakespearean quote, or if you just love Shakespeare, then this is the book for you!
The eighth edition of the Good Reading Guide with entries on hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, now expanded and featuring 40 new authors.
A brilliant guide to 100 of the finest historical novels ever published from Victor Hugo to Sarah Waters.
One hundred of the best books for men, with something for every taste from crime to cult classics, from non-fiction to thrillers.
The ultimate guide to 100 books that could change your life and outlook.
75 of the very best reads, that are guaranteed to provoke spirited debate.
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A book club gives the opportunity to meet up with friends and wake the brain up a bit with lively and often quite aggressive discussion Dawn FrenchHow do you keep your reading groups discussions lively and focussed? If you want to gain new insight into literature and share your passion with friends this book offers readers guides for 75 of the very best reads - guaranteed to provoke spirited debate!Each of the readers guides includes a summary of the book, a brief author biography, discussion points to spark debate, and a set of titles for further reading that deal with similar themes. A `background' section provides pointers to more material about the book online and as well as further thought-provoking material: Where did the author come from? What made them write the book? How did the context in which they wrote influence them?If you'd like further insight, debate, discussion and analysis to underpin your understanding and enjoyment of reading - then look no further than this guide.New titles in this edition include:The Long Firm, Leper's Companions, By the Sea, The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, Buddha of Suburbia, The Icarus Girl, Black and Blue, The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, The Cutting Room, Shadow of the Wind, Giving up the Ghost...and many more!
Susan Osborne was a bookseller for ten years. She is a freelance writer, Book Reviews Editor of Waterstones Books Quarterly and author of the Good Web Guide for Book Lovers.