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Buy some of the Best Classic Novels by some of your favourite authors here at The Works. From Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen and Mark Twain through to the beloved Enid Blyton and Charles Dickens, you can find all you need and more. All the Classic Books are available to buy online at The Works today.

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Eva Patterson's life is forever altered by the devastating discovery of her mother, Flora, dead in the bath leaving only a note: 'Forgive Me'. Until Flora's suicide, Eva's world had been secure - but overnight everything changes. For when Flora leaves Eva a London artist's studio in her will, she finds her mother had a secret past. In the studio's attic are Flora's paintings and diaries, and Eva learns her mother was a popular artist in the swinging sixties. Eva's hunt for answers uncovers clues to a shocking crime which led Flora to hide her past. But will discovering the truth destroy Eva's belief in everything she holds dear? And will this journey lead her and those she loves into danger? From the author of international bestseller, Stolen, Forgive Me is an intense and gripping story of love and forgiveness. This paperback book has 496 pages and measures: 18 x 11 x 3cm

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Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it. So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake. Because someone has just been murdered outside their back door. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780241990414• Author: Simon Lelic• Publisher: Penguin Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 352• Dimensions: 13 x 2 x 19.6 cm

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A young man arrives at a remote hospital - Day 1, Mandera County, Kenya. He has a burning fever, barely conscious and bleeding from his eyes. Fearing an Ebola-like outbreak, the World Health Organisation scrambles a rapid response team headed by leading epidemiologist Dr Peyton Shaw. The world is facing an outbreak quite unlike anything previously documented, and in just two weeks a disease with a 95 percent fatality rate will infect every corner of the planet. To find a cure, Dr Shaw must trace the origin of the pathogen... But with each passing hour, her suspicions grow: this outbreak is no natural catastrophe. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788541299• Author: A G Riddle• Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd• Format: Paperback• Pages: 706• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 5cm

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More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781784742324• Author: Margaret Atwood • Publisher: Chatto { Windus • Format: Hardback• Pages: 419• Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.5 x 4cm

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Imagine a world where... Everything you ate was monitored by the government. Every step you took was counted. Your children were weighed every day at school. Neighbours reported on neighbours and no one was safe from judgement. Sugar was illegal, and baking was a crime. Imagine if that world was here... What would you do? Toe the line or fight for your freedom... 'A captivating and thought-provoking debut' - Heidi Swain. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781409187745• Author: Claire Wade• Publisher: Orion Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 400• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3.2cm

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The sequel to you, now a major Netflix series! Joe Goldberg is moving on from his mistakes - after everything that happened with Beck, he needs a fresh start. And Los Angeles couldn't be more different. In Hollywood, Joe meets someone new. She doesn't know anything about him and he needs to keep it that way. All Joe knows is that she's beautiful and smart, and she makes a killer playlist. They'd be perfect together. His new chapter is really coming together. But life is messy and old habits are heard to break. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don't always stay that way. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781471192647• Author: Caroline Kepnes• Publisher: Simon { Schuster• Format: Paperback• Pages: 453• Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2.6cm

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A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Greene's gripping thriller, exposes a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things'. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780099478478• Author: Graham Greene• Publisher: Vintage• Format: Paperback• Pages: 269• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War. While coping with her unreliable body, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death. Chief among these was the publication of The Blind Assassin, a novel which earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following. Sexually explicit for its time, The Blind Assassin describes a risky affair in the turbulent thirties between a wealthy young woman and a man on the run. During their secret meetings in rented rooms, the lovers concoct a pulp fantasy set on Planet Zycron. As the invented story twists through love and sacrifice and betrayal, so does the real one; while events in both move closer to war and catastrophe. By turns lyrical, outrageous, formidable, compelling and funny, this is a novel filled with deep humour and dark drama. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781860498800• Author: Margaret Atwood• Publisher: Virago• Format: Paperback• Pages: 637• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 4cm

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On the Road swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns and drugs, with Sal Paradise and his hero Dean Moriarty, traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat. Now recognized as a modern classic, its American Dream is nearer that of Walt Whitman than Scott Fitzgerald, and it goes racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780141182674• Author: Jack Kerouac• Publisher: Penguin• Format: Paperback• Pages: 281• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.This is the story of Rahel and Estha, twins growing up among the banana vats and peppercorns of their blind grandmother’s factory, and amid scenes of political turbulence in Kerala. Armed only with the innocence of youth, they fashion a childhood in the shade of the wreck that is their family: their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher) and their sworn enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun, incumbent grand-aunt).Product Information:• ISBN: 9780006550686• Author: Arundhati Roy• Publisher: Harper Collins• Format: Paperback• Pages: 340• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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