Books set in United Kingdom (85)

Nosotros en la luna

Nosotros en la luna by Alice Kellen ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
Una noche en París. Dos caminos entrelazándose. Cuando Rhys y Ginger se conocen en las calles de la ciudad de la luz, no imaginan que sus vidas se unirán para siempre, a pesar de la distancia y de que no puedan ser más diferentes. Ella vive en Londres y a veces se siente tan perdida que se ha olvidado hasta de sus propios sueños. Él es incapaz de quedarse quieto en ningún lugar y cree saber quién es. Y cada noche su amistad crece entre emails llenos de confidencias, dudas e inquietudes. Pero ¿qué ocurre cuando el paso del tiempo pone a prueba su relación? ¿Es posible colgarse de la luna junto ... continue

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
A gripping portrayal of London's dark criminal underbelly, published in Penguin Classics with an introduction by Philip Horne. The story of Oliver Twist - orphaned, and set upon by evil and adversity from his first breath - shocked readers when it was published. After running away from the workhouse and pompous beadle Mr Bumble, Oliver finds himself lured into a den of thieves peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the Artful Dodger, vicious burglar Bill Sikes, his dog Bull's Eye, and prostitute Nancy, all watched over by cunning master-thief Fagin. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, t... continue
Recommended: 08 Jan 2023

On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest young history student who unexpectedly won her heart.


Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
From the author of the beloved national bestseller Migrations, a pulse-pounding new novel about a woman who will do anything to save the wolves of Scotland, and her twin sister Inti Flynn has never believed in the story of the big bad wolf. She knows the truth: it is men who are the real monsters. Inti arrives in the Scottish Highlands to lead a team of scientists tasked with reintroducing wolves into the wild, fiercely determined that nothing will distract her. But at home in her new cottage, where her traumatized twin sister Aggie barely leaves her bed, Inti can’t help but remember the painf... continue
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022


One Station Away by Olaf Olafsson EN

Rating: 4     8 Votes
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
From the critically acclaimed Olaf Olafsson, an intimate yet sweeping story of a New York neurologist and the three women who change his life An overlooked pianist who finally receives fraught success after decades of disappointment. An elusive dancer whose untimely death her fiancé is desperate to untangle. A mysterious patient who is comatose after a violent accident. These are the three women who animate Olaf Olafsson’s brilliantly rendered One Station Away. Magnus, a New York neurologist—son to one, lover to another, and doctor to a third—is the thread that binds these women’s stories toge... continue


Orlando : A Biography by Virginia Woolf EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Orlando doubles as first an Elizabethan nobleman and then as a Victorian heroine who undergoes all the transitions of history in this novel that examines sex roles and social mores.


Poor Things by Alasdair Gray EN

Rating: 4.1     10 Votes
What strange secret made rich, beautiful, tempestuous Bella Baxter irresistible to the poor Scottish medical student Archie McCandless? Was it her mysterious origin in the home of his monstrous friend Godwin Baxter, the genius whose voice could perforate eardrums? This story of true love and scientific daring whirls the reader from the private operating-theatres of late-Victorian Glasgow through aristocratic casinos, low-life Alexandria and a Parisian bordello, reaching an interrupted climax in a Scottish church.
Recommended: 13 Oct 2022


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen EN

Rating: 5     36 Votes
"He began to feel the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention." Pride and Prejudice , one of the most famous love stories of all time, has also proven itself as a treasured mainstay of the English literary canon. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down. Pride encounters prejudice, upward-mobility confronts social disdain, and quick-wittedness challenges sagacity. Misconceptions and hasty judgements bring heartache and scandal, but eventually lead to true understanding, s... continue
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse EN

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When Jeeves suggests dreamy, soulful Gussie Fink-Nottle don scarlet tights and a false beard in his bid to capture the affections of Madeline Bassett, Bertie Wooster decides matters have definitely got out of hand, especially when it comes to a disagreement over a certain white mess jacket with brass buttons! Taking Jeeves off the case, he embarks on a plan of his own to bring Madeline and Gussie together. But when things go disastrously wrong who can Bertie turn to?
Recommended: 07 Jul 2023

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