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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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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 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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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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A caretaker for Roundhouse Row holiday cottages. Wanted. Where? Nelson’s Bar is the perfect little village. Nestled away on the Norfolk coast we can offer you no signal, no Wi-Fi and – most importantly – no problems! Who? The ideal candidate will be looking for an escape from their cheating scumbag ex-fiancé, a diversion from their entitled cousin, and a break from their traitorous friends. What you'll get? Accommodation in a chocolate-box cottage, plus a summer filled with blue skies and beachside walks. Oh, and a reunion with the man of your dreams. Please note: We take no responsibility for any of the above scumbags, passengers and/or traitors walking back into your life… Product Information:• ISBN: 9780008321765• Author: Sue Moorcroft• Publisher: Avon• Format: Paperback• Pages: 400• Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm

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Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation - awkward but electrifying - something life-changing begins. Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can't. 'The literary phenomenon of the decade.' - Guardian. Product Information: ISBN: 9780571334650 Author: Sally Rooney Publisher: Faber & Faber Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.7cm

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Jess still thinks about the man who disappeared from her life seventeen years ago, and the tragedy that tore them apart. So when she discovers a hidden box of letters in her mother's attic, Jess realises that the truth about why he walked away has been kept from her all this time. Jess sets out to follow the faded postmarks across the country, determined that her journey will bring her closer to him. As each clue falls into place, Jess discovers new things about herself - and the man who once broke her heart. Maybe she can find him. Maybe their love story isn't over. Maybe one day, they will be together again... Product Information: ISBN: 9781409187981 Author: Debbie Johnson Publisher: Orion Books Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.6 x 2.6cm

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Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then befriended by Melissa, a well-known journalist who is married to Nick, an actor, they enter a world of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence, beginning a complex ménage-à-quatre. But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. 'This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I'm not alone.' - Sarah Jessica Parker. Product Information: ISBN: 9780571333134 Author: Sally Rooney Publisher: Faber & Faber Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2cm

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The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the crime, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn't so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth...? Product Information: ISBN: 9781405293181 Author: Holly Jackson Publisher: Egmont Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Dimensions: 13 x 19.8 x 2.9cm

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