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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 Riddle of the Third Mile

    The Riddle of the Third Mile

    Colin Dexter

  2. Book cover for The Genius of Shakespeare

    The Genius of Shakespeare

    Jonathan Bate

  3. Book cover for Heaven's War

    Heaven's War

    David S Goyer

    Michael Cassutt

  4. Book cover for The Long View

    The Long View

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  5. Book cover for The Grove of Eagles

    The Grove of Eagles

    Winston Graham

  6. Book cover for Quartet in Autumn

    Quartet in Autumn

    Barbara Pym

  7. Book cover for Murder at the Old Vicarage

    Murder at the Old Vicarage

    Jill McGown

  8. Book cover for The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  9. Book cover for Getting It Right

    Getting It Right

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  10. Book cover for Falling

    Falling

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  11. Book cover for Love All

    Love All

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  12. Book cover for Mr Wrong

    Mr Wrong

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  13. Book cover for Caroline

    Caroline

    Richmal Crompton

  14. Book cover for Chedsy Place

    Chedsy Place

    Richmal Crompton

  15. Book cover for The Holiday

    The Holiday

    Richmal Crompton

  16. Book cover for Journeying Wave

    Journeying Wave

    Richmal Crompton

  17. Book cover for Marriage of Hermione

    Marriage of Hermione

    Richmal Crompton

  18. Book cover for Merlin Bay

    Merlin Bay

    Richmal Crompton

  19. Book cover for Narcissa

    Narcissa

    Richmal Crompton

  20. Book cover for The Old Man's Birthday

    The Old Man's Birthday

    Richmal Crompton

  21. Book cover for Portrait of a Family

    Portrait of a Family

    Richmal Crompton

  22. Book cover for Steffan Green

    Steffan Green

    Richmal Crompton

  23. Book cover for There Are Four Seasons

    There Are Four Seasons

    Richmal Crompton

  24. Book cover for The Emperor's Children

    The Emperor's Children

    Claire Messud

  25. Book cover for The Beautiful Visit

    The Beautiful Visit

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  26. Book cover for The Sea Change

    The Sea Change

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  27. Book cover for After Julius

    After Julius

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  28. Book cover for Something in Disguise

    Something in Disguise

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  29. Book cover for Odd Girl Out

    Odd Girl Out

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  30. Book cover for A Trio of Murders

    A Trio of Murders

    Jill McGown

  31. Book cover for The Rats

    The Rats

    James Herbert

  32. Book cover for A Lady of Quality

    A Lady of Quality

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  33. Book cover for Through One Administration

    Through One Administration

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  34. Book cover for The Head of the House of Coombe

    The Head of the House of Coombe

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  35. Book cover for Robin

    Robin

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  36. Book cover for That Lass o' Lowrie's

    That Lass o' Lowrie's

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  37. Book cover for The Wicker Man

    The Wicker Man

    Robin Hardy

    Anthony Shaffer

  38. Book cover for Grand Canary

    Grand Canary

    A. J. Cronin

  39. Book cover for Adventures of a Black Bag

    Adventures of a Black Bag

    A. J. Cronin

  40. Book cover for Adventures in Two Worlds

    Adventures in Two Worlds

    A. J. Cronin

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