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The 5 best books ever written

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This is my personal list of books I love and think are the best 5 books ever written... Though I know I have little experience and want to read more books I can in this life, I love this five and believe there´s more in them than just words typed in paper. These books have magic, they make you feel more than you can possibly imagine. Of course, this list wasn´t easy to fill, there are so many books I love and feel so guilty not including. But my choice is done and I choose this five!

Pride and Prejudice

This masterpiece of wit and perception by Jane Austen, is set in the early 19th century, when young ladies were groomed for matrimony - and not much else. Mrs. Bennet is eager to marry off her three daughters, Jane, Elizabeth, our heroine, and Lydia. Suitors lined up at the ball include Mr. Collins, Mr. Bingley, Mr. Wickham and the proud Mr. Darcy. But the varying temperaments and spirits of our heroine Elizabeth and her sisters, not to mention their precarious social standing, means the quest for love and happiness is not without setback. We are transported on a comic and joyous tide of romance, desire and satire as relevant and entertaining today as when first published. Read by Ab Fab star Joanna Lumley.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Featuring a new introduction by the author, this specially packaged, popularly priced hardcover edition of an American classic (with more than 30 million copies sold) celebrates the 35th anniversary of its original publication.

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Cloud Atlas

By the author of THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, David Mitchell's bestselling and Booker Prize-shortlisted novel, one of Richard & Judy's 100 Books of the Decade, CLOUD ATLAS has now been adapted for film. The major motion picture, directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant. The novel features six characters in interlocking stories, each interrupting the one before it: a reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation. The narrators of CLOUD ATLAS hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changes in ways great and small. Mitchell's other novels are GHOSTWRITTEN, BLACK SWAN GREEN and NUMBER9DREAM, all published by Sceptre. www.sceptrebooks.com Facebook: Sceptre Books Twitter: SceptreBooks

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The Da Vinci Code

Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes. As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci - and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vault of history. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, a stunning historical truth will be lost forever...

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Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father's attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.

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