Index of Books discussed

Alphabetical by Title (ignoring in/definite articles)


About Love and Other Stories – Anton Chekhov

Academy Street – Mary Costello

Accidental Death of an Anarchist – Dario Fo  (play)

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding – Agatha Christie (short story)

After Claude – Iris Owens

After Dark – Haruki Murakami

After Leaving Mr MacKenzie – Jean Rhys

Afternoon of a Good Woman – Nina Bawden 

Agua Viva – Clarice Lispector

Alba – Ezra Pound (poem)

The Alchemist – Ben Jonson (play)

Alexander’s Bridge – Willa Cather

The Alibi – Daphne du Maurier (short story)

The Alice B Toklas cookbook – Alice B Toklas

All Dogs Are Blue – Rodrigo Souza Leao

All Passion Spent – Vita Sackville-West

All the Names – Jose Saramago

All We Shall Know – Donal Ryan

The Aloe – Katherine Mansfield 

The Amateur Marriage – Anne Tyler

Angel – Elizabeth Taylor

Animals – Emma Jane Unsworth

Ann Veronica – HG Wells

Antarctica – Claire Keegan

Arrest the Bishop? – Winifred Peck

The Art of Fielding – Chad Harbach

As Meat Loves Salt – Maria McCann

Astragal – Albertine Sarrazin

At Freddie’s – Penelope Fitzgerald

At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien

August – Tobias Hill (poem) from Nocturne in Chrome and Sunset Yellow


The Ballad and the Source – Rosamond Lehmann

The Ballad of Peckham Rye – Muriel Spark

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe – Carson McCullers

The Bathroom – Jean-Philippe Toussaint

The Beauties and Furies – Christina Stead 

The Beautiful Summer – Cesare Pavese

Behind the Scenes at the Museum – Kate Atkinson

Berlin Stories – Robert Walser (short stories/autobiography)

Beware of Pity – Stefan Zweig

Beyond the Glass – Antonia White

The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler

The Birds on the Trees – Nina Bawden

The Birthday Boys – Beryl Bainbridge

Blackberry Picking – Seamus Heaney  (poem)

The Blind Owl – Sadeq Hedayat

The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter (short story collection)

The Bloody Chamber (The Snow Child) – Angela Carter (short story)

The Bloody Chamber (The Tiger’s Bride) – Angela Carter (short story)

The Blue Fox – Sjon

The Blue Room – Hanne Orstavik

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison 

Bobbin Up – Dorothy Hewitt

Bonjour Tristesse – Francoise Sagan

The Bookshop – Penelope Fitzgerald

The Bottle Factory Outing – Beryl Bainbridge

Break of Day – Colette

Breaking Away – Anna Gavalda

The Bridge of Beyond – Simone Schwarz-Bart

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz

Brokeback Mountain – Annie Proulx (short story)

Brownout on Breadfruit Boulevard – Timothy Mo

Buddha Da – Anne Donovan

Buried for Pleasure – Edmund Crispin

The Busconductor Hines – James Kelman

Butterflies in November – Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

By Night the Mountain Burns – Juan Tomas Avila Laurel 


Capital – John Lanchester

Carter Beats the Devil – Glen David Gold

The Case of the Gilded Fly – Edmund Crispin

Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

The Cask – Freeman Wills Croft

Cassandra at the Wedding – Dorothy Baker

The Cat – Colette

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County – Mark Twain (short story)

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding – Julia Strachey

Cheri – Colette 

Chewing Gum Dreams – Michaela Coel  (play)

China Court – Rumer Godden

A Chinese English Dictionary for Lovers  – Xiaolu Guo

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons (short story)

Christmas Pudding – Nancy Mitford

Christmas with Dull People – Saki (short stories)

Claudine and Annie/Claudine s’en va – Colette

Claudine at School/Claudine a l’ecole – Colette

Claudine in Paris/Claudine a Paris – Colette

Claudine Married/Claudine en menage – Colette 

Cliffs – Olivier Adam

Closely Observed Trains – Bohumil Hrabal 

The Clothes on their Backs – Linda Grant

Cluny Brown – Margery Sharp

Cockfight – María Fernanda Ampuero (short stories)

The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan

The Commitments – Roddy Doyle

Compartment No.6 – Rosa Liksom

Confessions of an English Opium Eater – Thomas DeQuincey

Conservative Government Unemployment Figures – Roger McGough (poem)

The Constant Nymph – Margaret Kennedy

Constellations – Nick Payne (play)

Contempt – Alberto Moravia

Convenience Store Woman – Sayaka Murata 

The Cornish Coast Murder – John Bude

The Cost of Living – Deborah Levy 

A Country Doctor’s Notebook – Mikhail Bulgakov

The Country of Ice Cream Star – Sandra Newman

The Country of the Pointed Firs – Sarah Orne Jewett 

The Courage Consort – Michel Faber

Cove – Cynan Jones

The Crime at Black Dudley – Margery Allingham 

A Crime in the Neighbourhood – Suzanne Berne

Crimson – Niviaq Korneliussen

The Crow Road – Iain Banks


Daddy’s Gone A-Hunting – Penelope Mortimer

Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem – Peter Ackroyd

Dark Paradise – Rosa Liksom (short stories)

Daughter of Time – Josephine Tey

David Copperfield – Charles Dickens (character of Uriah Heep)

The Daylight Gate – Jeanette Winterson

Death and the Penguin – Andrey Kurkov

Death Comes to Pemberley – PD James

Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller (play)

Death of an Ex-Minister – Nawal el-Saadawi (short stories)

The Death of the Heart – Elizabeth Bowen

The Death of Vishnu – Manil Suri

Democracy – Michael Frayn (play)

Dept. of Speculation – Jenny Offill

The Detour – Gerbrand Bakker

Devil by the Sea – Nina Bawden

The Diary of a Provincial Lady – EM Delafield

The Dinner – Herman Koch

The Disappearance of Signora Giulia – Piero Chiara

The Diving Pool – Yoko Ogawa (short stories)

The Doctor’s Family – Margaret Oliphant

Don’t Look at Me Like That – Diana Athill

Don’t Look Now – Daphne du Maurier (short stories)

The Door – Miroslav Holub  (poem)

Down the Rabbit Hole – Juan Pablo Villalobos

Dr Faustus – Christopher Marlowe (play)

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead – Olga Tokarczuk

The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark

Dubliners – James Joyce  (short stories)

Duchess of Malfi – John Webster (play)

Dulce et decorum est – Wifred Owen (poem)

Duo & Le Toutounier – Colette 


Early Morning Riser – Katherine Heiny 

The Edwardians – Vita Sackville-West

The Electric Michelangelo – Sarah Hall

Elmina’s Kitchen – Kwame Kwei-Armah (play)

Embers – Sandor Marai 

The Emigrants – WG Sebald

Emma – Jane Austen

The Enchanted April – Elizabeth von Arnim

The End We Start From – Megan Hunter

Esperanza Street – Niyati Keni 

Esther’s Inheritance – Sandor Marai 

The Expedition to the Baobab Tree – Wilma Stockenstrom

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer

The Eye of Love – Margery Sharp

The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde

Explorers of the New Century – Magnus Mills 


Fair Play – Tove Jansson

The Faithful Servants – Margery Sharp

The Fallen – Carlos Manuel Álvarez 

Fallen – Lia Mills

Familiar Passions – Nina Bawden

Family and Friends – Anita Brookner

Family History – Vita Sackville-West

Fantastic Night and Other Stories – Stefan Zweig

A Far Cry from Kensington – Muriel Spark

A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway 

Festen – David Eldridge (play)

Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway

The Final Solution – Michael Chabon

The Finishing School – Muriel Spark 

The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson

First Love and Other Novellas – Samuel Beckett

First Love – Gwendoline Riley

First Love – Ivan Turgenev

Flights – Olga Tokarczuk

The Forgotten Waltz – Anne Enright

The Fountain Overflows – Rebecca West

Frangipani House – Beryl Gilroy

Freetown – Otto de Kat 

French Exit – Patrick De Witt

The Friendly Young Ladies – Mary Renault

Friends and Relations – Elizabeth Bowen

From a Low and Quiet Sea – Donal Ryan

Frost in May – Antonia White


Gaglow – Esther Freud

The Game of Cards – Adolf Schroder

The Game of Hide and Seek – Elizabeth Bowen

Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss 

Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin

The Gipsy in the Parlour – Margery Sharp

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Eimear McBride

Girl Meets Boy – Ali Smith

The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark

The Glass Bees – Ernst Junger

A Glimpse of Starlings – Brendan Kennelly  (poem)

The Glorious Heresies – Lisa McInerney

Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin

The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles – Giorgio Bassani 

The Golden Child – Penelope Fitzgerald

Good Behaviour – Molly Keane

Good Evening Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter Downes 

Good Morning Midnight – Jean Rhys

A Good School – Richard Yates

Grace Notes – Bernard MacLaverty

The Grasmere Journal – Dorothy Wordsworth (diary)

The Gravity of Love – Sara Stridsberg

Great Granny Webster – Caroline Blackwood

The Great Lover – Jill Dawson

The Green Road – Anne Enright 

The Greengage Summer – Rumer Godden 

Grief is the Thing With Feathers – Max Porter

The Guest Cat – Takashi Hiraide

Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift


Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan

Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

Ham on Rye – Charles Bukowski

The Hand that First Held Mine – Maggie O’Farrell

The Harmony Silk Factory – Tash Aw

The Harpy – Megan Hunter 

Haweswater – Sarah Hall

The Heart Goes Last – Margaret Atwood

A Heart So White – Javier Marías 

Heartburn – Nora Ephron

The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly – Sun-Mi Hwang

Here Lies Our Land – Kathleen Jamie  (poem)

Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry – Elizabeth McCracken (short stories)

Here We Go – Dorothy Parker (short story)

High Rising – Angela Thirkell

Highland Fling – Nancy Mitford

The History of Love – Nicole Krauss

The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling – Henry Fielding

Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

The Home-Maker – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

A Horse Walks into a Bar – David Grossman

Hot Milk – Deborah Levy

Hotel Silence – Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hours – Michael Cunningham

The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros

The Housekeeper and the Professor – Yoko Ogawa

How to Run Your Home Without Help – Kay Smallshaw

Human Acts – Han Kang

Hunt the Slipper – Violet Trefusis

The Hunting Gun – Yasushi Inoue


I Am Mary Dunne – Brian Moore

I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith

I Was Jack Mortimer – Alexander Lernet-Holenia

The Ice Palace – Tarjei Vesaas

 If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things– Jon McGregor

In a Lonely Place – Dorothy B Hughes

In a Summer Season – Elizabeth Taylor

In Pious Memory – Margery Sharp 

In the Country of Men – Hisham Matar

In the Woods – Tana French

Ingenious Pain – Andrew Miller

The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai

Injury Time – Beryl Bainbridge

Instructions for a Heatwave – Maggie O’Farrell

The Invisible Guardian – Dolores Redondo

Invitation to the Waltz – Rosamond Lehmann

The Island – Ragnar Jónasson


Jamaica Inn – Daphne du Maurier 

Jamilia – Chingiz Aitmatov

Jerusalem – Jez Butterworth (play)

The Joke – Milan Kundera

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke

Journey into the Past – Stefan Zweig

The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan

Jubilee – Shelley Harris

The Judas Kiss – David Hare (play)

The Judge – Rebecca West

Just Like a River – Muhammad Kamil al-Khatib


King John – William Shakespeare (play)

Kingfishers Catch Fire – Rumer Godden

The Knight of Cheerful Countenance – Molly Keane


La Blanche – Mai-Do Hamisultane

La Douleur – Marguerite Duras

Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary – Ruby Ferguson

Last Exit to Brooklyn – Hubert Selby Jnr.

The Last of Cheri/La fin de Cheri – Colette

Last Orders – Graham Swift

Last Post – Carol Ann Duffy (poem)

The Last Tycoon – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Last Will and Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo – Germano Almeida 

Le Grand Meaulnes – Alain-Fournier

Learning to Talk to Plants – Marta Orriols

Len Deighton’s Action Cookbook – Len Deighton (cookbook)

Leonard and Hungry Paul – Rónán Hession

The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

The Lesser Bohemians – Eimear McBride

The Lessons– Naomi Alderman

The Library of Unrequited Love – Sophie Divry

Lie With Me – Philippe Besson

The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog and of his Friend Marilyn Monroe – Andrew O’Hagan

A Life’s Music – Andrei Makine

Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk – Kathleen Rooney

The Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst

The List – Joanna Bolouri

Little Boy Lost – Marghanita Laski

The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

London Diary – James Boswell (diary)

The London Train – Tessa Hadley

The Long Firm – Jake Arnott

Look Who’s Back – Timur Vermes

The Lost Daughter – Elena Ferrante

The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Boll

A Lost Lady – Willa Cather

Lost Souls – Becky Mayhew (short stories)

The Lost Traveller – Antonia White

Love – Hanne Ørstavik

The Love Child – Edith Olivier

Love Novel – Ivana Sajko

The Loved One – Evelyn Waugh

Loving and Giving/Queen Lear – Molly Keane

Loving Without Tears – Molly Keane

The Lucifer Box novels – Mark Gatiss

Lucky Break – Esther Freud


Madame Bovary – Gustav Flaubert

Madame Bovary of the Suburbs – Sophie Divry

Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill – Dimitri Verhulst

The Madman of Freedom Square – Hassan Blasim

Madonna in a Fur Coat – Sabahattin Ali

The Magic Toyshop – Angela Carter

Maigret Mystified – Georges Simenon

A Man Lay Dead – Ngaio Marsh

The Mango Season – Amulya Malladi

March – Geraldine Brooks

Mariana – Monica Dickens

The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides

Martha, Eric and George – Margery Sharp

Martha in Paris – Margery Sharp

Master Georgie – Beryl Bainbridge

Maurice – EM Forster

A Meal in Winter – Hubert Mingarelli

The Member of the Wedding – Carson McCullers

Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar

Message – Dorothy Richardson (poem)

Message to P’ai Ti – Wang Wei (poem)

Metroland – Julian Barnes

The Meursault Investigation – Kamel Daoud

Middlemarch – George Eliot

Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

A Mighty Horde of Women in Very Big Hats, Advancing – Michel Faber (short story from The Apple)

The Miller’s Tale – Chaucer (poetry, from The Canterbury Tales)

The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton

Miracle on Cherry Hill – Sun-Mi Hwang 

Mirror Shoulder Signal – Dorthe Nors

Miss Buncle’s Book – DE Stevenson

Miss Iceland – Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Miss Mole – EH Young

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson

Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow – Peter Hoeg

The Misses Mallet – EH Young

The Mist – Ragnar Jónasson

Moby-Dick – Herman Melville

Mojo – Jez Butterworth (play)

The Monk – Matthew Lewis

Monsieur Linh and His Child – Philippe Claudel 

The Montana Stories – Katherine Mansfield

A Month in the Country – JL Carr

Mothering Sunday – Graham Swift

A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway (autobiography)

Mr Fox – Barbara Comyns 

Mr Loverman – Bernardine Evaristo

Mr Phillips – John Lanchester

Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont – Elizabeth Taylor

Much Ado About Nothing (the character of Beatrice) (play)

The Murder of Halland – Pia Juul

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie

Murder Underground – Mavis Doriel Hay

The Museum of Modern Love – Heather Rose

The Mussel Feast – Birgit Vanderbeke

My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferante

My Cousin Rachel – Daphne du Maurier 

My Dog Tulip – JR Ackerley

My Name is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout

My Sister the Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite


Nada – Carmen Laforet

The Nakano Thrift Shop – Hiromi Kawakami

The Natural Way of Things – Charlotte Wood

Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga

Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Mind – Edward St Aubyn

Never Trust a Rabbit – Jeremy Dyson

Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman

New York Trilogy – Paul Auster

A Nice Change – Nina Bawden

Night Boat to Tangier – Kevin Barry

Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter

No Signposts in the Sea – Vita Sackville West

No Surrender – Constance Maud

Not So Quiet – Helen Zenna Smith 

Not to Disturb – Muriel Spark

The Notebook – Agota Kristof

Notes on a Scandal – Zoe Heller

November – Tobias Hill (poem) from Nocturne in Chrome and Sunset Yellow

NW – Zadie Smith


O Caledonia – Elspeth Barker

Ode to Autumn – John Keats  (poem)

Offshore – Penelope Fitzgerald

Often I am Happy – Jens Christian Grondahl

Old Baggage – Lissa Evans

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

Omeros – Derek Walcott (epic poem)

On Beauty – Zadie Smith

On My First Son – Ben Jonson (poem)

The Optimist’s Daughter – Eudora Welty 

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson

Orkney – Amy Sackville

Orlando – Virginia Woolf

The Other One – Colette

Our Endless Numbered Days – Claire Fuller

Our Fathers – Andrew O’Hagan

Our Lady of the Nile – Scholastique Mukasonga

Our Souls at Night – Kent Haruf

Our Spoons Came from Woolworths – Barbara Comyns

The Outcast – Sadie Jones

The Oxford Murders – Guillermo Martinez


Painted Clay – Capel Boake 

The Panda Theory – Pascal Garnier

Paradises – Iosi Havilio

A Patchwork Planet – Anne Tyler

Paula – Isabel Allende (autobiography)

Paula Spencer – Roddy Doyle

The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters

The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman – Denis Theriault

Pedro Páramo – Juan Rulfo

The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood

A Perfect Spy – John Le Carre

Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi

Petals of Blood – Ngugi wa Thiong’o

The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

The Pigeon – Patrick Suskind

Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi 

The Plague (La Peste) – Albert Camus

Plainsong – Kent Haruf

Poem and Message – Dannie Abse (poem)

The Ponder Heart – Eudora Welty

Poor Cow – Nell Dunn

Pop – Kitty Aldridge

Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman – Friedrich Christian Delius 

Post Office – Charles Bukowski

The Post Office Girl – Stefan Zweig

The Postman’s Fiancée – Denis Theriault

A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

The President’s Hat – Antoine Laurain

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark

Princes in the Land – Joanna Cannan

The Princess Bride – William Goldman

Professor Andersen’s Night – Dag Solstad 

The Public Image – Muriel Spark

The Pumpkin Eater – Penelope Mortimer

The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford


Quarantine – Jim Crace

Quartet – Jean Rhys

Quartet in Autumn – Barbara Pym

Queen Lucia – EF Benson

Quesadillas – Juan Pablo Villalobos

The Quest for Christa T – Christa Wolf

The Quickening Maze – Adam Foulds

A Quiet Life – Beryl Bainbridge


The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists -Robert Tressell

The Reader on the 6.27 – Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

The Reader’s Room – Antoine Laurain

Real Estate – Deborah Levy 

Red Dust Road – Jackie Kay

The Red Notebook – Antoine Laurain

Regeneration – Pat Barker

Remember Me – Trezza Azzopardi

The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales – Kirsty Logan (short stories)

Reservoir 13 – Jon McGregor

Rhododendron Pie – Margery Sharp

Richard III – William Shakespeare  (play)

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poem)

Ripening Seed/Le Ble en Herbe – Colette

The River – Rumer Godden

The Robber Bridegroom – Eudora Welty

Room – Emma Donoghue

Room at the Top – John Braine

The Room of Lost Things – Stella Duffy

A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf  (essay)

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion

Rotten Reader/The Colour of My Dreams – Peter Dixon (poem)

The Rover – Aphra Behn (play)


Salt – Earl Lovelace

The Santa Klaus Murder – Mavis Doriel Hay

Saplings – Noel Streatfeild

Save Me the Waltz – Zelda Fitzgerald

Scars on the Soul – Francoise Sagan

Scoop – Evelyn Waugh

The Sea – John Banville 

Sea Monster Tattoo and Other Stories – Ruth Thomas (short stories)

The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch

The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad

The Secret of High Eldersham – Miles Burton

The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes

She Has No Place in Paradise – Nawal El Saadawi (short stories)

The Shell Collector – Anthony Doerr (short stories)

The Shore – Sara Taylor

Signs Preceding the End of the World – Yuri Herrera

A Single Man – Christopher Isherwood

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – Unknown (poem)

The Sisters Brothers – Patrick de Witt

Six Characters in Search of an Author – Luigi Pirandello (play)

Slade House – David Mitchell

Sleep It Off Lady – Jean Rhys (short stories)

The Sleeping Beauty – Elizabeth Taylor 

Sleepless Nights – Elizabeth Hardwick

Small Island – Andrea Levy

Small Pleasures – Clare Chambers

Small World – David Lodge

Snowblind – Ragnar Jonasson

The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey

Snow Country – Yasunari Kawabata

So Many Ways to Begin – Jon McGregor

Someone at a Distance – Dorothy Whipple

Sour Sweet – Timothy Mo

South Riding – Winifred Holtby

Soviet Milk – Nora Ikstena

The Spare Room – Helen Garner

Speedboat – Renata Adler

The Spell – Alan Hollinghurst

The Spinning Heart – Donal Ryan

The Squire’s Daughter – FM Mayor

Stir Fry – Emma Donoghue

The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields

Stoner – John Williams

The Storm – Tomás González

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

Strangers on a Train – Patricia Highsmith

Stuff Happens – David Hare

Submarine – Joe Dunthorne

Such Small Hands – Andres Barba

The Sugar House – Antonia White

The Suicide Shop – Jean Teule 

The Summer Book – Tove Jansson

Summerwater – Sarah Moss

The Sun in Scorpio – Margery Sharp

Sunstroke – Tessa Hadley

Sweet Bean Paste – Durian Sukegawa

Sweet Days of Discipline – Fleur Jaeggy

Swimming Home – Deborah Levy

Swimming to the Water Table – Neil Rollinson (poem, from A Spillage of Mercury)

Sword – Bogdan Teodorescu

Sworn Virgin – Elvira Dones 


A Tale Without a Name – Penelope S Delta

The Talented Mr Ripley – Patricia Highsmith

The Tango Singer – Tomas Eloy Martinez

Tattoo – Manuel Vazquez Montalban

Tatty – Christine Dwyer Hickey

The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino – Hiromi Kawakami

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Bronte

Tender – Belinda McKeon

Tendrils of the Vine – Colette (short story)

Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

Thérèse Desqueyroux – François Mauriac

They Came Like Swallows – William Maxwell

Things I Don’t Want to Know – Deborah Levy

The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West

The Third Miss Symons – FM Mayor

Thirst – Kerry Hudson

Those Without Shadows – Françoise Sagan 

Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K Jerome

The Three Miss Kings – Ada Cambridge

Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht

Tigers Are Better Looking – Jean Rhys (short stories)

Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters

To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

The Tobacconist – Robert Seethaler

Together and Apart – Margaret Kennedy

Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma – Kerry Hudson

Traplines – Eden Robinson

Troubling Love – Elena Ferrante 

The True Deceiver – Tove Jansson

The True Heart – Sylvia Townsend Warner 

Trumpet – Jackie Kay

Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky – Patrick Hamilton

Two Lorries – Seamus Heaney  (poem)

Two More Pints – Roddy Doyle

Two Pints – Roddy Doyle

Two Women in One – Nawal el-Saadawi 


UFO in her Eyes – Xiaolu Guo

Ulysses – James Joyce

Under the Snow – Kerstin Ekman

Under the Tripoli Sky – Kamal Ben Hameda

Under the Udala Trees – Chinelo Okparanta

Until Such Times – Jessie Kesson (short story)

Up the Junction – Nell Dunn

Utterly Monkey – Nick Laird


Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

The Vegetarian – Han Kang

The Ventriloquist’s Tale – Pauline Melville

Vera – Elizabeth von Arnim

Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre

The Visit of the Royal Physician – Per Olov Enquist

Voyage in the Dark – Jean Rhys


War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

Warming Her Pearls – Carol Ann Duffy  (poem)

The Waste Land – TS Eliot  (poem)

We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson

The Weather in the Streets – Rosamond Lehmann

The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall

What the Water Gave Me IV  – Pascale Petit (poem, from What the Water Gave Me: Poems After Frida Kahlo)

Where Reasons End – Yiyun Li 

Where You Once Belonged – Kent Haruf

Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple

Whispers Underground – Ben Aaronovitch

Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead – Barbara Comyns

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? – Lorrie Moore

A Whole Life – Robert Seethaler

Whose Body? – Dorothy L Sayers

Why Brownlee Left – Paul Muldoon (poem)

Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

Wild Strawberries – Angela Thirkell

William – EH Young

William – An Englishman – Cicely Hamilton

The Winds of Heaven – Monica Dickens 

The Winter Book– Tove Jansson (short stories/autobiography)

Winter Sonata – Dorothy Edwards

The Wise Virgins – Leonard Woolf

Wish Her Safe at Home – Stephen Benatar

With My Dog-Eyes – Hilda Hilst

Without Blood – Alessandro Baricco

Wives and Daughters – Elizabeth Gaskell

The Woman Who Walked into Doors – Roddy Doyle

The Women’s Room – Marilyn French

Wonder Boys – Michael Chabon

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils – Selma Lagerlöf

A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen


The Year of the Hare – Arto Paasilinna 

Year of the King – Antony Sher (autobiography)

Year of Wonders – Geraldine Brooks

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union – Michael Chabon

Young Adam – Alexander Trocchi


Zazie in the Metro/Zazie dans le Metro – Raymond Queneau

Zbinden’s Progress – Christoph Simon

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