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 The Image of a Drawn Sword

    The Image of a Drawn Sword

    Jocelyn Brooke

  2. Book cover for Conventional Weapons

    Conventional Weapons

    Jocelyn Brooke

  3. Book cover for The Prisoner of Zenda

    The Prisoner of Zenda

    Anthony Hope

  4. Book cover for Don Quixote

    Don Quixote

    Miguel de Cervantes

  5. Book cover for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    Muriel Spark

  6. Book cover for The Three Musketeers

    The Three Musketeers

    Alexandre Dumas

  7. Book cover for I Capture the Castle

    I Capture the Castle

    Dodie Smith

  8. Book cover for Robinson Crusoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    Daniel Defoe

  9. Book cover for Madame Bovary

    Madame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert

  10. Book cover for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  11. Book cover for A Table Near the Band

    A Table Near the Band

    A. A. Milne

  12. Book cover for The Lost World

    The Lost World

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  13. Book cover for Kane and Abel

    Kane and Abel

    Jeffrey Archer

  14. Book cover for The Wind Cannot Read

    The Wind Cannot Read

    Richard Mason

  15. Book cover for The Shadow and the Peak

    The Shadow and the Peak

    Richard Mason

  16. Book cover for Brighton Rock

    Brighton Rock

    Graham Greene

  17. Book cover for The Ministry of Fear

    The Ministry of Fear

    Graham Greene

  18. Book cover for Our Man in Havana

    Our Man in Havana

    Graham Greene

  19. Book cover for The Third Man and Other Stories

    The Third Man and Other Stories

    Graham Greene

  20. Book cover for The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other stories

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other stories

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  21. Book cover for Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  22. Book cover for The Greengage Summer

    The Greengage Summer

    Rumer Godden

  23. Book cover for The African Queen

    The African Queen

    C. S. Forester

  24. Book cover for The Tiger in the Smoke

    The Tiger in the Smoke

    Margery Allingham

  25. Book cover for Sweet Danger

    Sweet Danger

    Margery Allingham

  26. Book cover for North and South

    North and South

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  27. Book cover for The Scarlet Letter

    The Scarlet Letter

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  28. Book cover for The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Alexandre Dumas

  29. Book cover for Leadon Hill

    Leadon Hill

    Richmal Crompton

  30. Book cover for Leadon Hill

    Leadon Hill

    Richmal Crompton

  31. Book cover for Millicent Dorrington

    Millicent Dorrington

    Richmal Crompton

  32. Book cover for Millicent Dorrington

    Millicent Dorrington

    Richmal Crompton

  33. Book cover for Felicity - Stands By

    Felicity - Stands By

    Richmal Crompton

  34. Book cover for Felicity - Stands By

    Felicity - Stands By

    Richmal Crompton

  35. Book cover for Quartet

    Quartet

    Richmal Crompton

  36. Book cover for Quartet

    Quartet

    Richmal Crompton

  37. Book cover for Weatherley Parade

    Weatherley Parade

    Richmal Crompton

  38. Book cover for Weatherley Parade

    Weatherley Parade

    Richmal Crompton

  39. Book cover for Frost at Morning

    Frost at Morning

    Richmal Crompton

  40. Book cover for Frost at Morning

    Frost at Morning

    Richmal Crompton

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