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 Feel Good Fiction

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John Kennedy Toole's hilarious satire, A Confederacy of Dunces is a Don Quixote for the modern age, and this Penguin Modern Classics edition includes a foreword by Walker Percy.Never published during his lifetime, John Kennedy Toole's masterful comic novel takes its t... read more

A Confederacy of Dunces
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 Contemporary

Series:Penguin Essentials
Awards:Winner of Saga Award for Wit 2005 and Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2006 and British Book Awards: Newcomer of the Year 2005. Shortlisted for Orange Prize 2005.

'Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamourous blonde Ukrainian divorcee. He was eighty-four and she was thirty-six. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink grenade, churning up the murky water, bringing to the surface ... read more

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
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 Contemporary

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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian is bestselling author Marina Lewycka's hilarious and award winning debut novel, now available as a Penguin Essential for the first time. 'Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous bl... read more

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
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 Contemporary

Series:Penguin Essentials

'What I've found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany's. It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there, not with those kind men in their nice suits'. Meet Holly Golightly - a free spirited, lop-sided romantic ... read more

Breakfast at Tiffany's
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 Feel Good Fiction

Series:Penguin Essentials

'We are not like other folk, maybe, but there have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm.'
Sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste has been expensively educated to do everything but earn a living. When she is orphaned at twenty, she decides her only option is to de... read more

Cold Comfort Farm
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 Penguin Spinner Fiction

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'His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as a mausoleum. During the night, too, he'd somehow been on a cross-country run and then been expertly beaten up by secret police. He felt bad'. Jix Dixon has a terrible job at a second-rate u... read more

Lucky Jim
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 Classics

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The Big Sleep is Raymond Chandler's most famous and popular novel of allLos Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. B... read more

The Big Sleep
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 Contemporary

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Fast, thrilling, compulsively addictive - The Circle is Dave Eggers's timely novel about our obsession with the internet, now available as a Penguin Essential for the first time. When Mae is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been ... read more

The Circle
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 Contemporary

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'Truth, she thought, as terrible as death but harder to find . . .'
America, fifteen years after the end of the Second World War. The winning Axis powers have divided their spoils: the Nazis control New York, while California is ruled by the Japanese.
But between these two states - locked ... read more

The Man in the High Castle
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 Contemporary

Series:Penguin Essentials
Awards:Shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is Mohsin Hamid's thrillingly provocative international bestseller, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2007
Now a major film directed by Mira Nair and starring Kate Hudson... read more

The Reluctant Fundamentalist
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 Penguin Spinner Fiction

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'Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to ... read more

Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog!
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 Contemporary

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Zadie Smith's White Teeth is a classic international bestseller and an unforgettable portrait of London, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time One of the most talked about fictional debuts ever, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics an... read more

White Teeth
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