For avid bookworms like ourselves there are few things more exciting than accidentally stumbling across the literary equivalent of buried treasure, an undiscovered classic.

The new lease of life enjoyed in recent years by previously neglected literary gems such as John Williams’ Stoner, Hans Fallada’s Alone in Berlin and J Jefferson Farjeon’s Mystery In White has encouraged publishers and readers alike to seek out underappreciated and under-read books and authors.

For anyone on the hunt for an undiscovered gem, we’ve made things a little easier for you by collecting together our choice of the best books you’ve never heard of. 


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