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December 10, 2017

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A list of great books for Brit watchers! Anglophiles with different tastes in reading should find much to savor here; from serious to self-deprecating to truly hilarious, these books will make you want to hop a flight to the "small island."

 

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Bath Tangle

Bath Tangle
Heyer, Georgette

Social intrigue and drama ensue when Serena Carlow is orphaned and her new legal guardian is her former rejected suitor in this gentle comedy of manners set in the early 19th-century.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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Mr. Chartwell: A Novel

Mr. Chartwell: A Novel
Hunt, Rebecca

Winston Churchill’s bête noire (“black dog”), Mr. Chartwell, rents a room in Esther Hammerhans’s London flat in a fantasy tale of psychological demons and their banishment.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel
Joyce, Rachel

Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance. (Library catalog summary)


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 10 copies

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Something to Tell You: A Novel

Something to Tell You: A Novel
Kureishi, Hanif

London psychoanalyst Jamal Khan reviews his own issues – his ex, his son, his obsession with his first love and a huge shameful secret – and finds them much like everyone else’s, except he has no one to tell.


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Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Small Island

Small Island
Levy, Andrea

A Jamaican couple moves in with their new friend, Queenie Bligh, at the end of World War II, which infuriates her husband whose view of Britain doesn’t include multi-racial immigrants.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Thinks

Thinks
Lodge, David

In a love story that symbolically pits literature against science by pairing a widowed writer with an artificial intelligence specialist, Lodge wittily exposes opposing philosophies.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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One Day

One Day
Nicholls, David

The separate lives of Dex and Em are glimpsed one day at a time, always on July 15, over twenty years as they mature and finally have a chance at love.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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The Hand That First Held Mine

The Hand That First Held Mine
O'Farrell, Maggie

Postwar and contemporary London collide in the lives of two young women coping with unusual circumstances in two time periods and the life changes that accompany motherhood.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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London Holiday

London Holiday
Peck, Richard

Three middle-aged friends with disappointing and difficult lives take a vacation in a London bed-and-breakfast inn, having fun together and rediscovering their dreams.


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Holds: 2 on 1 copies

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An Unsuitable Attachment

An Unsuitable Attachment
Pym, Barbara

Balancing humor with an undercurrent of tragedy, Pym provides readers with an entertaining view of matchmakers and meddlers in 20th-century middle-class London as two parish newcomers provide grist for the rumor mill.


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Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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