Books set in United Kingdom (60)

Lady Audley's Secret

Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon EN

Rating: 3.5     48 Votes
The flaxen-haired beauty of the child-like Lady Audley would suggest that she has no secrets. But M.E. Braddon's classic novel of sensation uncovers the truth about its heroine in a plot involving bigamy, arson and murder. It challenges assumptions about the nature of femininity and investigates the narrow divide between sanity and insanity, using as its focus one of the most fascinating of all Victorian heroines.

Love Marriage

Love Marriage : A Novel by Monica Ali EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Pakistan flag Pakistan
Set in London now, Love Marriage marks the magnificent return of Monica Ali, the Booker Prize shortlisted, "splendid, daring, brilliant, refreshing" novelist (The New Republic) "with an inborn generosity that cannot be learned" (The New York Times Book Review). Yasmin Ghorami in twenty-six, in training to be a doctor (like her Indian-born father), and engaged to the charismatic, upper-class Joe Sangster, whose formidable mother, Harriet, is a famous feminist. The gulf between families is vast. So, too, is the gulf in sexual experience between Yasmin and Joe. As the wedding day draws near, misu... continue
Genre Adult
Recommended: 29 Apr 2023


Manalive by G. K. Chesterton EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
Light-hearted work introduces Innocent Smith, a bubbly, eccentric gentleman of questionable character, into the lives of a group of young disillusioned people -- and the result is inspired, high-spirited nonsense.

Mangos and Mistletoe: A Foodie Holiday Novella

Mangos and Mistletoe: A Foodie Holiday Novella by Adriana Herrera EN

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One is grumpy. One is sunshine. There is only one bed. Kiskeya Burgos left the tropical beaches of the Dominican Republic with a lot to prove. As a pastry chef on the come up, when she arrives in Scotland, she has one goal in mind: win the Holiday Baking Challenge. Winning is her opportunity to prove to her family, her former boss, and most importantly herself, she can make it in the culinary world. Kiskeya will stop at nothing to win, that is, if she can keep her eyes on the prize and off her infuriating teammate's perfect lips. Sully Morales, home cooking hustler, and self-proclaimed baking ... continue
Recommended: 08 May 2023

My Own Story

My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst EN

Rating: 3.5     3 Votes
Emmeline Pankhurst was raised in a world that valued men over women. At fourteen she attended her first suffrage meeting and returned home a confirmed suffragist. Throughout her career she endured humiliation, prison, hunger strikes and the repeated frustration of her aims by men in power but she rose to become the guiding light of the Suffragette movement. This is Pankhurst's story, in her own words, of her struggle for equality.


Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
NOBEL PRIZE WINNER • From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Remains of the Day comes “a Gothic tour de force" (The New York Times) with an extraordinary twist—a moving, suspenseful, beautifully atmospheric modern classic. As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time... continue

Nosotros en la luna

Nosotros en la luna by Alice Kellen ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
Una noche en París. Dos caminos entrelazándose. Cuando Rhys y Ginger se conocen en las calles de la ciudad de la luz, no imaginan que sus vidas se unirán para siempre, a pesar de la distancia y de que no puedan ser más diferentes. Ella vive en Londres y a veces se siente tan perdida que se ha olvidado hasta de sus propios sueños. Él es incapaz de quedarse quieto en ningún lugar y cree saber quién es. Y cada noche su amistad crece entre emails llenos de confidencias, dudas e inquietudes. Pero ¿qué ocurre cuando el paso del tiempo pone a prueba su relación? ¿Es posible colgarse de la luna junto ... continue

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens EN

Rating: 4.2     5 Votes
A gripping portrayal of London's dark criminal underbelly, published in Penguin Classics with an introduction by Philip Horne. The story of Oliver Twist - orphaned, and set upon by evil and adversity from his first breath - shocked readers when it was published. After running away from the workhouse and pompous beadle Mr Bumble, Oliver finds himself lured into a den of thieves peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the Artful Dodger, vicious burglar Bill Sikes, his dog Bull's Eye, and prostitute Nancy, all watched over by cunning master-thief Fagin. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, t... continue
Recommended: 08 Jan 2023

On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan EN

Rating: 2.8     6 Votes
It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest young history student who unexpectedly won her heart.


Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
From the author of the beloved national bestseller Migrations, a pulse-pounding new novel about a woman who will do anything to save the wolves of Scotland, and her twin sister Inti Flynn has never believed in the story of the big bad wolf. She knows the truth: it is men who are the real monsters. Inti arrives in the Scottish Highlands to lead a team of scientists tasked with reintroducing wolves into the wild, fiercely determined that nothing will distract her. But at home in her new cottage, where her traumatized twin sister Aggie barely leaves her bed, Inti can’t help but remember the painf... continue
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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