Books set in United Kingdom (149)

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Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Libya flag Libya
Nuri is a young boy when his mother dies. It seems that nothing will fill the emptiness that her strange death leaves behind in the Cairo apartment he shares with his father. Until Mona. When Nuri first sees Mona, sitting in her bright yellow swimsuit by the pool of the Magda Marina holiday resort, the rest of the world vanishes. But it is Nuri's father with whom Mona falls in love and who she will eventually marry. And their happiness consumes Nuri to the point where he longs to get his father out of the way. However, Nuri will soon regret what he wished for. And, as he and his stepmother's w... continue


And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
And Then There Were None is the signature novel of Agatha Christie, the most popular work of the world's bestselling novelist. It is a masterpiece of mystery and suspense that has been a fixture in popular literature since it was originally published in 1939. First there were ten-a curious assortment of strangers summoned to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to any of them, is nowhere to be found. The ten guests have precious little in common except that each has a deadly secret buried deep in their own past. And, unknown to them, each has be... continue


Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Verne's classic novel of global voyaging One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and dangerous locations, they seize whatever transportation is at hand - whether train or elephant - overcoming set-backs and always racing against the clock. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.... continue


Autumn by Ali Smith EN

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Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever . . . 'A beautiful, poignant symphony of memories, dreams and transient realities' Guardian 'Bravura, brilliant and unsettling . . . leaving you marvelling' Financial Times 'Fantastic' Spectator 'A terrific writer. There is an awful lot to lift the soul, not least Smith's extraordinary playful use of language' Daily Mail 'Undoubtedly Smit... continue


Babel, Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by R.F. Kuang EN

Rating: 5     8 Votes
Country: Asia / China flag China
From award-winning author R. F. Kuang comes Babel, a thematic response to The Secret History and a tonal retort to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell that grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of language and translation as the dominating tool of the British empire. Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal. 1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, all in preparation for the day he'll enroll in Oxford Univer... continue


Ben en el mundo by Doris May Lessing ES

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Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Doris Lessing retoma la inquietante narración iniciada en El quinto hijo sobre la vida de Ben Lovatt, un niño simiesco e inclasificable que al nacer quebró la paz de su modélica familia inglesa. Triste conocedor de la aversión y el rechazo desde pequeño, en Ben en el mundo nos encontramos ya a un adulto que ha experimentado el duro aprendizaje de la marginación social moderna: el mundo de los sin techo, los indocumentados, los despreciados. Ben es al mismo tiempo vulnerable y peligroso, potencialmente violento y dependiente de la aprobació... continue


Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
A novel from the author of Giving Up the Ghost and A Place of Greater Safety.


Black Swan Green by David Mitchell EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
The dazzling novel from critically-acclaimed David Mitchell. Shortlisted for the 2006 Costa Novel Award Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006 January, 1982. Thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor - covert stammerer and reluctant poet - anticipates a stultifying year in his backwater English village. But he hasn't reckoned with bullies, simmering family discord, the Falklands War, a threatened gypsy invasion and those mysterious entities known as girls. Charting thirteen months in the black hole between childhood and adolescence, this is a captivating novel, wry, painful and vibrant with the stuff o... continue


Black Teacher by Beryl Gilroy, Bernardine Evaristo EN

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The rediscovered classic: an unforgettable memoir by a trailblazing black woman in post-war London, introduced by Bernardine Evaristo ('I dare anyone to read it and not come away shocked, moved and entertained ... One of the unsung heroines of Black British literature.')