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As part of BBC TV's year of book-related programming, bestselling novelist Sebastian Faulks presents a four-part documentary on the history of the British novel. From Clarissa, Samuel Richardson's gauntlet to future generations of writers, to the modern dilemmas of Zoe Heller's Notes on a Scandal, via Thackeray, Austen, Dickens, Lawrence, Orwell, Lessing and many more, Faulks leads us through the thrilling evolution of British fiction.

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Faulks on Fiction
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Sebastian Faulks
 
Celebrates the act of novelistic creation. This title shows how some of the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche - through heroes from...
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Nineteen Eighty-four
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George Orwell; Thomas Pynchon
 
Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party.
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Lord of the Flies
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William Golding
 
Golding's best-known novel is the story of a group of boys who, after a plane crash, set up a fragile community on a previously uninhabited island. As memories of home...
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes
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Arthur Conan Doyle; P. D. James
Contains the investigations and adventures of the world's most popular detective, Sherlock Holmes from "The Adventure of the Gloria Scott" to "His Last Bow". This title follows the illustrious career...
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Great Expectations
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Charles Dickens
 
Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder...
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The Line of Beauty
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Alan Hollinghurst
 
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2004, The Line of Beauty is a perfectly realised tale of our times. 'The work of a great English stylist in full maturity; a...
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Thank You, Jeeves: (Jeeves & Wooster)
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P. G. Wodehouse
 
The valet, Jeeves resigns over Bertie's dedicated but somewhat untuneful playing of the banjo. In high dudgeon, Bertie disappears to the country as a guest of his chum Chuffy -...
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Pride and Prejudice
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Jane Austen
 
When Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr Darcy she is repelled by his overbearing pride, and prejudice towards her family. But the Bennet girls are in need of financial security in the...
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Vanity Fair
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William Makepeace Thackeray
 
Becky Sharp is a poor orphan when she first makes friends with the lovely Amelia Sedley at Miss Pinkerton's Academy for Young Ladies. She may not have the natural advantages...
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The Raj Quartet: v. 1
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Paul Scott
 
Records the encounter between East and West through the experiences of a dozen people caught up in the upheavals of the Second World War and the growing campaign for Indian...
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The Raj Quartet: v. 2
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Paul Scott
 
Records the encounter between East and West through the experiences of a dozen people caught up in the upheavals of the Second World War and the growing campaign for Indian...
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The History of Tom Jones: and The...
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Henry Fielding
 
Tom Jones, born a foundling, he romps through the English countryside getting himself into all kinds of trouble. Betrayed by jealous relatives, Tom Jones is exiled from home and must...
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Oliver Twist
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Charles Dickens
 
Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on. Fleeing from poverty and hardship, he falls in with a criminal street...
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Emma
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Jane Austen
 
Emma is young, rich and independent. She has decided not to get married and instead spends her time organising her acquaintances' love affairs. Her plans for the matrimonial success of...
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Money: A Suicide Note
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Martin Amis
This is the story of John Self, consumer extraordinaire. Rolling around New York and London, he makes deals, spends wildly and does reckless movie-world business, all the while grabbing everything...
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The End of the Affair
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Graham Greene; Monica Ali
 
The love affair between Maurice Bendix and Sarah, flourishing in the turbulent times of the London Blitz, ends when she suddenly and without explanation breaks it off. After a chance...
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