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50 Must-Read Books About Modern Englishness

"Some of these books dip into other parts of the UK, but they're primarily set in what Julian Barnes's England, England calls Anglia. All set following the Second World War, they reflect the sensibilities of a nation less naïve about the horrors of war and colonialism. They're also introspective about England's... read more
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Watching the English (Kate Fox)
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In Search of the English Eccentric (Henry Hemming)
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Letters From London (Julian Barnes)
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Fever Pitch (Nick Hornby)
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Stuart: A Life Backwards (Alexander Masters)
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Salaam Brick Lane (Tarquin Hall)
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge)
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England, England (Julian Barnes)
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Brick Lane (Monica Ali)
10
Pigeon English (Stephen Kelman)
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Londonstani (Gautam Malkani)
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13
White Teeth
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Speak for England (James M.Hawes)
15
Harare North (Brian Chikwava)
16
The Music Shop (Rachel Joyce)
17
How to Be Good (Nick Hornby)
18
The Impressionist (Hari Kunzru)
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CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS (AGATHA CHRISTIE)
20
The Norfolk Mystery (Ian Sansom)
21
Sophia Khan Is Not Obliged (Ayisha Malik)
22
Number 11 (Jonathan Coe)
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What a Carve Up! (Jonathan Coe)
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A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (Xiaolu Gui)
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25
Bright Young Things (Scarlett Thomas)
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The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing
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The Information (Martin Amis)
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One Day (David Nicholls)
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Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)
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The History Man
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The Lonely Londoners (Sam Selvon)
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Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (Sue Townsend)
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Kraken (China Miéville)
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The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
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The Post-Birthday World (Lionel Shriver)
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The Buddha of Suburbia (Hanif Kureishi)
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37
Nelson (Woodrow Phoenix & Rob Davis (Editors))
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Tamara Drewe (Posy Simmonds)
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Dark Satanic Mills (Marcus Sedgwick)
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A Bear Called Paddington (Michael Bond)
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