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By Smith, Michael
Book. English.
Published London: Faber, 2006
This novel recounts the (mis)adventures of a delusional drifter and his wanderings from the north-east to London, and on to Brighton and the badlands...

By Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754
Paperback. English.
Published London: Penguin, 2005
[New ed.] / edited with explanatory notes by Thomas Keymer and Alice Wakely /with an introduction by Thomas Keymer
This is a funny, scandalous and picaresque tale of a young lad, reared by a magnanimous benefactor who becomes entangled in the life of an amorous 'Lady...

By Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889
Paperback. English.
Published London: Hesperus, 2006
A tale of thwarted ambition and forbidden love, 'A Rogue's Life' follows the very mixed fortunes of an endearing young man

By Sillitoe, Alan
Hardback. English.
Published London: London, 2008
[New] ed. / with an introduction by D.J. Taylor
Michael Cullen leaves Nottingham and his pregnant girlfriend behind to flee to London. Here he becomes involved in a smuggling ring, headed by the shady...

By Garner, Alan, 1934-
Book. English.
Published London: Flamingo, 1999
This classic work of rural magic realism comprises four interconnected fables of a way of living in rural England that is now disappeared. Craftsmen pass...

By Connolly, Joseph, 1950-
Book. English.
Published London: Faber, 1997
Following the author's celebrated This Is It and Poor Souls, the darkly humorous Stuff centres around the extra-marital antics of husband and wife Emily...

By Elton, Ben
Book. English.
Published London: Bantam, 2007
Ben Elton's dark, savagely comic novel imagines a post-apocalyptic society where religious intolerance combines with a confessional sex obsessed, self...

By Spark, Muriel
Book. English.
Published London: Virago, 2007
[New ed.] / introduced by Mark Lawson
Would-be novelist Fleur Talbot works for the snooty Sir Quentin Oliver at the Autobiographical Association, whose members are at work on their memoirs...

By Mills, Magnus
Book. English.
Published London: HarperPerennial, 1999
Written by a London bus driver, The Restraint of Beasts is a queasy, spooky, murderously funny tale - with no adverbs. Tam and Richie are dour Scots labourers...

By Garcı́a Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-
Paperback. English.
Published London: Penguin, 2000
In the book which put South America on the literary map, Marquez tells the haunting story of a community in which the political, the personal and the...
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