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

A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons
Local Gone Missing
Ashton Hall
The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes
The Locked Room (Ruth Galloway, #14)
The Key to Deceit (Electra McDonnell, #2)
Rotten To The Core (Lady Hardcastle Mystery #8)
The Half Life of Valery K
A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder (Countess of Harleigh Mystery #5)
The Botanist (Washington Poe #5)
Love & Other Great Expectations
Miss Desirable (Mischief in Mayfair #4)
The Murder of Mr. Wickham
Bloomsbury Girls
Her Majesty's Royal Coven (Her Majesty's Royal Coven, #1)
The Locked Room (Ruth Galloway, #14)
Reluctantly Home
The Room in the Attic
Over My Dead Body (Detective William Warwick, #4)
The Murders at Fleat House
The Catch
Rotten To The Core (Lady Hardcastle Mystery #8)
Just Haven't Met You Yet
The Perfect Couple
The Road Trip
The Good Left Undone
The Party Crasher
Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting
The Therapist
To Love and Be Loved
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroThe House at Riverton by Kate MortonBrideshead Revisited by Evelyn WaughHowards End by E.M. ForsterA Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Downton Abbey-esque Books
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I've Got Your Number by Sophie KinsellaCan You Keep a Secret? by Sophie KinsellaTall, Dark and Kilted by Lizzie LambBridget Jones's Diary by Helen FieldingRemember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
The Best British Chick Lit
269 books — 612 voters

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonNever Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroOne Day by David NichollsOn Chesil Beach by Ian McEwanWolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Contemporary British Novels
525 books — 568 voters
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison WeirThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryWolf Hall by Hilary MantelThe Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
Best Books About Tudor England
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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Wuthering Heights
1984
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
Animal Farm
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
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)

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

The most dangerous people in the world are not the tiny minority instigating evil acts, but those who do the acts for them. For example, when the British invaded India, many Indians accepted to work for the British to kill off Indians who resisted their occupation. So in other words, many Indians were hired to kill other Indians on behalf of the enemy for a paycheck. Today, we have mercenaries in Africa, corporate armies from the western world, and unemployed men throughout the Middle East killi ...more
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