Classics

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Five lesser-known classics from your favourite authors.

Classic books to read at least once in your lifetime

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  1. Book cover for A Child's Christmas in Wales & Other Stories and Poems

    A Child's Christmas in Wales & Other Stories and Poems

    Dylan Thomas

  2. Book cover for Dragons, Wyverns and Serpents: Myths and Legends

    Dragons, Wyverns and Serpents: Myths and Legends

    Jean Menzies

  3. Book cover for Witches, Wizards and Sorcerers: Myths and Legends

    Witches, Wizards and Sorcerers: Myths and Legends

    Jean Menzies

  4. Book cover for Poems for Christmas

    Poems for Christmas

    Gaby Morgan

  5. Book cover for The Shadow in The Corner & Other Classic Ghost Stories

    The Shadow in The Corner & Other Classic Ghost Stories

    Marcus Clapham

  6. Book cover for Classic Horror Stories

    Classic Horror Stories

    David Stuart Davies

  7. Book cover for Cross Bones

    Cross Bones

    Tracy Whitwell

  8. Book cover for Classic Stories of the Sea

    Classic Stories of the Sea

    Harriet Sanders

  9. Book cover for Classic Fantasy Stories

    Classic Fantasy Stories

    Farah Mendlesohn

  10. Book cover for The Light Years

    The Light Years

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  11. Book cover for Marking Time

    Marking Time

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  12. Book cover for Confusion

    Confusion

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  13. Book cover for Casting Off

    Casting Off

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  14. Book cover for All Change

    All Change

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  15. Book cover for Quartet in Autumn

    Quartet in Autumn

    Barbara Pym

  16. Book cover for The Riddle of the Third Mile

    The Riddle of the Third Mile

    Colin Dexter

  17. Book cover for The Wench is Dead

    The Wench is Dead

    Colin Dexter

  18. Book cover for Poems for Travellers

    Poems for Travellers

    Gaby Morgan

  19. Book cover for Divine Might

    Divine Might

    Natalie Haynes

  20. Book cover for Silence

    Silence

    Shusaku Endo

  21. Book cover for Last Seen Wearing

    Last Seen Wearing

    Colin Dexter

  22. Book cover for The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn

    The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn

    Colin Dexter

  23. Book cover for Service of All the Dead

    Service of All the Dead

    Colin Dexter

  24. Book cover for Last Bus to Woodstock

    Last Bus to Woodstock

    Colin Dexter

  25. Book cover for Paris: A Literary Anthology

    Paris: A Literary Anthology

    Zachary Seager

  26. Book cover for London: An Illustrated Literary Companion

    London: An Illustrated Literary Companion

    Rosemary Gray

  27. Book cover for Cautionary Tales

    Cautionary Tales

    Hilaire Belloc

  28. Book cover for Classic Love Stories

    Classic Love Stories

    Becky Brown

  29. Book cover for My Gothic Heart

    My Gothic Heart

    Charlie Castelletti

  30. Book cover for Classic Christmas Crime Stories

    Classic Christmas Crime Stories

    David Stuart Davies

  31. Book cover for A Book Lover's Guide to the Zodiac

    A Book Lover's Guide to the Zodiac

    Charlie Castelletti

  32. Book cover for Enchanted Tales & Happily Ever Afters

    Enchanted Tales & Happily Ever Afters

    Macmillan Collector's Library

  33. Book cover for The Daughter of Time

    The Daughter of Time

    Josephine Tey

  34. Book cover for The Franchise Affair

    The Franchise Affair

    Josephine Tey

  35. Book cover for Hand in Hand with Love

    Hand in Hand with Love

    Simon Avery

  36. Book cover for Greek Myths: Gods and Goddesses

    Greek Myths: Gods and Goddesses

    Jean Menzies

  37. Book cover for Greek Myths: Heroes and Heroines

    Greek Myths: Heroes and Heroines

    Jean Menzies

  38. Book cover for Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen

    Hugh Thomson

  39. Book cover for Emma

    Emma

    Jane Austen

    Hugh Thomson

  40. Book cover for Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility

    Jane Austen

    Hugh Thomson

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