Books set in United Kingdom (60)

Black Swan Green

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell EN

Rating: 4     114 Votes
The dazzling novel from critically-acclaimed David Mitchell. Shortlisted for the 2006 Costa Novel Award Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006 January, 1982. Thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor - covert stammerer and reluctant poet - anticipates a stultifying year in his backwater English village. But he hasn't reckoned with bullies, simmering family discord, the Falklands War, a threatened gypsy invasion and those mysterious entities known as girls. Charting thirteen months in the black hole between childhood and adolescence, this is a captivating novel, wry, painful and vibrant with the stuff o... continue
Recommended: 20 Nov 2022

Black Teacher

Black Teacher by Beryl Gilroy, Bernardine Evaristo EN

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The rediscovered classic: an unforgettable memoir by a trailblazing black woman in post-war London, introduced by Bernardine Evaristo ('I dare anyone to read it and not come away shocked, moved and entertained.') Benjamin Zephaniah: 'A must-read. Her life makes you laugh. Her life makes you cry. Get to know her.' Jacqueline Wilson: 'A superb but shocking memoir about a brilliant teacher, imaginative, resilient and inspiring.' Steve McQueen: 'Gilroy blazed a path that empowered generations of Black British educators.' Diana Evans: 'Important, enlightening and very entertaining, full of real-lif... continue
Genre Memoir
Recommended: 20 Dec 2022


Dracula by Bram Stoker EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Bram Stoker's peerless tale of desperate battle against a powerful, ancient vampire When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client's castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: a ship runs aground on the shores of Whitby, its crew vanished; beautiful Lucy Westenra slowly succumbs to a mysterious, wasting illness, her blood drained away; and the lunatic Renfield raves about the imminent arrival of his 'master'. In the ensuing battle of wills between the sinister Count and a determined gro... continue
Genre Horror
Recommended: 05 Jan 2023


Drowned Country by Emily Tesh EN

Rating: 3     7 Votes
Even the Wild Man of Greenhollow can’t ignore a summons from his mother, when that mother is the indomitable Adela Silver, practical folklorist. Henry Silver does not relish what he’ll find in the grimy seaside town of Rothport, where once the ancient wood extended before it was drowned beneath the sea—a missing girl, a monster on the loose, or, worst of all, Tobias Finch, who loves him. In this stunning sequel to Silver in the Wood, Emily Tesh once again invites readers to lose themselves in the story of Henry and Tobias, and the magic of a myth they’ve always known. Praise for Silver in the ... continue
Recommended: 13 Nov 2022

En bokhandlers dagbok

En bokhandlers dagbok by Shaun Bythell NO

Rating: 4     1 Vote
I den idylliske skotske småbyen Wigtown driver Shaun Bythell bokhandelen The Bookshop. Hyllene er fulle av glemte mesterverk av høyeste litterære kvalitet. Om noen bare vil betale for dem. Det er et annet spørsmål. En bokhandlers dagbok er en skarp og morsom skildring av en bokhandlers prøvelser i vår tid. Samtidig er det en hyllest til den viktige samfunnsrollen som bokhandelen har – og et lidenskapelig forsvar for den uendelige verdien av å lese bøker. «... en underholdende og medrivende, sjarmerende og morsom hyllest til alle verdens tradisjonelle bokhandlere, riktig en bok å hygge seg med ... continue
Recommended: 08 Jan 2023

Frenchman's Creek

Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
The Restoration Court knows Lady Dona St Columb to be ripe for any folly, any outrage that will alter the tedium of her days. But there is another, secret Dona who longs for freedom, honest love - and sweetness, even if it is spiced with danger. To escape the shallowness of court life, Dona retreats to Navron, her husband's remote Cornish estate. There, she seeks peace in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. But she finds instead a daring pirate, hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment's joy. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger an... continue


Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo EN

Rating: 5     4 Votes
From one of Britain's most celebrated writers of color, a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity among an interconnected group of Black British women
Recommended: 20 Apr 2022

Great Expectations

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens EN

Rating: 4.1     12 Votes
Presents the classic story of the orphan Pip, the convict Magwitch, the beautiful Estella, and her guardian, the embittered Miss Havisham
Recommended: 03 Dec 2022


Ice by Anna Kavan EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Recommended: 13 Oct 2022

In the Ditch

In the ditch by Buchi Emecheta EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Tells the story of a young Nigerian woman who is separated from her husband and living with her five small children in London in the 1960's.
Recommended: 22 Feb 2023

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