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 Golden Hour
Good Girl, Bad Girl (Cyrus Haven, #1)
Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #2)
Turbulence
Supper Club
Someone to Honor (Westcott, #6)
Milady
Betrayal in Time (Kendra Donovan, #4)
Midnight on the River Grey
Live A Little
Killing with Confetti (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery Book 18)
The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep
Water Shall Refuse Them
Marry in Secret (Marriage of Convenience, #3)
Underestimating Miss Cecilia (Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley #2)
Here To Stay
A Fire Sparkling
The Cactus
Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (Her Royal Spyness #13)
The Girl on the Train
Lethal White (Cormoran Strike #4)
Good Girl, Bad Girl (Cyrus Haven, #1)
In a Dark, Dark Wood
Sleep
The Other Wife (Joseph O'Loughlin, #9)
After You (Me Before You, #2)
The Friend
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
The Art of Inheriting Secrets
Moving
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie KinsellaBridget Jones's Diary by Helen FieldingI've Got Your Number by Sophie KinsellaThe Undomestic Goddess by Sophie KinsellaConfessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
British Chick Lit
283 books — 350 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 NichollsOn Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Modern British Novels
491 books — 543 voters

Muscling Through by J.L. MerrowPressure Head by J.L. MerrowThe Magpie Lord by K.J. CharlesGlitterland by Alexis  HallScrap Metal by Harper Fox
Very British MM
598 books — 380 voters

I've Got Your Number by Sophie KinsellaTall, Dark and Kilted by Lizzie LambCan You Keep a Secret? by Sophie KinsellaRemember Me? by Sophie KinsellaThe Runaway Year by Shani Struthers
The Best British Chick Lit
258 books — 597 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Life in a Foreign Country
566 books — 347 voters

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)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
Animal Farm

George Orwell
England is not the jewelled isle of Shakespeare's much-quoted message, nor is it the inferno depicted by Dr Goebbels. More than either it resembles a family, a rather stuffy Victorian family, with not many black sheep in it but with all its cupboards bursting with skeletons. It has rich relations who have to be kow-towed to and poor relations who are horribly sat upon, and there is a deep conspiracy of silence about the source of the family income. It is a family in which the young are generally ...more
George Orwell, Why I Write

Caitlin Moran
But, of course, you might be asking yourself, 'Am I a feminist? I might not be. I don't know! I still don't know what it is! I'm too knackered and confused to work it out. That curtain pole really still isn't up! I don't have time to work out if I am a women's libber! There seems to be a lot to it. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?' I understand. So here is the quick way of working out if you're a feminist. Put your hand in your pants. a) Do you have a vagina? and b) Do you want to be in charge of it? If you s ...more
Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman

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