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 Cross Bones

    Cross Bones

    Tracy Whitwell

  2. Book cover for Classic Stories of the Sea

    Classic Stories of the Sea

    Harriet Sanders

  3. Book cover for Classic Fantasy Stories

    Classic Fantasy Stories

    Farah Mendlesohn

  4. Book cover for Quartet in Autumn

    Quartet in Autumn

    Barbara Pym

  5. Book cover for The Riddle of the Third Mile

    The Riddle of the Third Mile

    Colin Dexter

  6. Book cover for The Wench is Dead

    The Wench is Dead

    Colin Dexter

  7. Book cover for Poems for Travellers

    Poems for Travellers

    Gaby Morgan

  8. Book cover for Divine Might

    Divine Might

    Natalie Haynes

  9. Book cover for Silence

    Silence

    Shusaku Endo

  10. Book cover for Last Seen Wearing

    Last Seen Wearing

    Colin Dexter

  11. Book cover for The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn

    The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn

    Colin Dexter

  12. Book cover for Service of All the Dead

    Service of All the Dead

    Colin Dexter

  13. Book cover for Last Bus to Woodstock

    Last Bus to Woodstock

    Colin Dexter

  14. Book cover for Paris: A Literary Anthology

    Paris: A Literary Anthology

    Zachary Seager

  15. Book cover for London: An Illustrated Literary Companion

    London: An Illustrated Literary Companion

    Rosemary Gray

  16. Book cover for Cautionary Tales

    Cautionary Tales

    Hilaire Belloc

  17. Book cover for Classic Love Stories

    Classic Love Stories

    Becky Brown

  18. Book cover for My Gothic Heart

    My Gothic Heart

    Charlie Castelletti

  19. Book cover for Classic Christmas Crime Stories

    Classic Christmas Crime Stories

    David Stuart Davies

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

    A Book Lover's Guide to the Zodiac

    Charlie Castelletti

  21. Book cover for Enchanted Tales & Happily Ever Afters

    Enchanted Tales & Happily Ever Afters

    Macmillan Collector's Library

  22. Book cover for The Daughter of Time

    The Daughter of Time

    Josephine Tey

  23. Book cover for The Franchise Affair

    The Franchise Affair

    Josephine Tey

  24. Book cover for Hand in Hand with Love

    Hand in Hand with Love

    Simon Avery

  25. Book cover for Greek Myths: Gods and Goddesses

    Greek Myths: Gods and Goddesses

    Jean Menzies

  26. Book cover for Greek Myths: Heroes and Heroines

    Greek Myths: Heroes and Heroines

    Jean Menzies

  27. Book cover for Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen

    Hugh Thomson

  28. Book cover for Emma

    Emma

    Jane Austen

    Hugh Thomson

  29. Book cover for Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility

    Jane Austen

    Hugh Thomson

  30. Book cover for Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic

    Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic

    Terry Jones

    Douglas Adams

  31. Book cover for Treasures of Cornwall: A Literary Anthology

    Treasures of Cornwall: A Literary Anthology

    Luke Thompson

  32. Book cover for Yorkshire: A Literary Landscape

    Yorkshire: A Literary Landscape

    David Stuart Davies

  33. Book cover for The Peacock Spring

    The Peacock Spring

    Rumer Godden

  34. Book cover for Sunrise

    Sunrise

    Susie Gibbs

  35. Book cover for Underworld

    Underworld

    Don DeLillo

  36. Book cover for Goblin Market & Other Poems

    Goblin Market & Other Poems

    Christina Rossetti

    Laurence Housman

  37. Book cover for On Your Marks

    On Your Marks

    Martin Polley

  38. Book cover for Our Place in Nature

    Our Place in Nature

    Zachary Seager

  39. Book cover for No Place Like Home

    No Place Like Home

    Michèle Mendelssohn

  40. Book cover for The Greengage Summer

    The Greengage Summer

    Rumer Godden

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