British Literature

English literature is the literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; for example, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Joseph Conrad was born in Poland, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American, V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad, and Vladimir Nabokov was Russian, but all are considered important writers in the history of English literature. In other words, English literature is as diverse as the varieties and dialects of English spoken around the world. In academia, the term often labels...more

The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
That Summer
Born of Deception (Born of Illusion, #2)
The Beautiful American
Vixen in Velvet (The Dressmakers, #3)
Stormy Persuasion (Malory-Anderson Family, #11)
Vertigo 42 (Richard Jury, #23)
The Accidental Duchess (Fairbourne Quartet, #4)
Twelfth Night (Lady Julia Grey, #5.6)
Arielle Immortal Quickening (Immortal Rapture, #4)
After Me Comes the Flood
Murder At Rudhall Manor
Ladies-in-Waiting: Women Who Served at the Tudor Court
My Real Children


  • The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine
    The Darkest Hour
    Release date: Jul 03, 2014
    The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine

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    Countries available: GB
  • The Reluctant Detective by Martha Ockley
    The Reluctant Detective: A Faith Morgan Mystery
    Release date: Jul 27, 2014
    Former cop Faith Morgan may have quit the world of crime, but crime has not let her go. Now a priest in the Church of England, she is assigned to the…more View Details »
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    Snow in July
    Release date: Jul 07, 2014
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  • Life After Life
    Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)
    I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1)
    Half Bad (Half Life, #1)
    The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
    The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
    Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2)
    The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
    The Girl You Left Behind
    Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3)
    Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
    Before I Go To Sleep
    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
    The Sense of an Ending
    Me Before You
    Tall, Dark and Kilted by Lizzie LambThe Runaway Year by Shani StruthersSophie's Turn by Nicky WellsI've Got Your Number by Sophie KinsellaRemember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
    The Best British Chick Lit
    143 books — 336 voters

    Liberty or Death by David        CookWhat Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew by Daniel PoolA Distant Mirror by Barbara W. TuchmanThe Wars of the Roses by Alison WeirGeorgiana by Amanda Foreman
    British History
    345 books — 74 voters

    Atonement by Ian McEwanThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonNever Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroOne Day by David NichollsThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
    Modern British Novels I've Enjoyed
    409 books — 361 voters

    Popular British Literature Books

    Pride and Prejudice
    Jane Eyre
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
    Wuthering Heights
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
    Sense and Sensibility
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
    Animal Farm

    Kate Morton
    Kate Morton The Secret Keeper
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    Stephen Fry
    There were people who believed their opportunities to live a fulfilled life were hampered by the number of Asians in England, by the existance of a royal family, by the volume of traffic that passed by their house, by the malice of trade unions, by the power of callous employers, by the refusal of the health service to take their condition seriously, by communism, by capitalism, by atheism, by anything, in fact, but their own futile, weak-minded failure to get a fucking grip.
    Stephen Fry, Revenge

    P.D. James
    It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
    P.D. James, A Taste for Death

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