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A list of great books for Brit watchers! Anglophiles with different tastes in reading should find much to savor here; from serious to self-deprecating to truly hilarious, these books will make you want to hop a flight to the "small island."

 

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A Surrey State of Affairs

A Surrey State of Affairs
Radford, Ceri

Constance Harding's comfortable corner of Surrey is her own little piece of heaven. She lives in a chocolate box house complete with an Aga and a parrot, her bell-ringing club is set to dominate the intercounty tournament, and she is sure she can get her son, Rupert, to settle down if she just writes the perfect personal ad for him. Naturally, things turn disastrous rather quickly. And she's about to learn that her perfect home conceals a scandal that would make the vicar blush. (publisher's summary)


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
Simonson, Helen

When his Pakistani neighbor, Mrs. Jasmina Ali, unexpectedly visits his house, widowed Major Pettigrew finds himself opening up to potential friendship, despite village social mores.


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Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
Smith, Dodie

Cassandra Mortmain’s coming-of-age occurs in a crumbling castle in the midst of a wacky family of misfits, with the hope of rescue by the handsome American men next door.


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Holds: 2 on 14 copies

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White Teeth: A Novel

White Teeth: A Novel
Smith, Zadie

Two mixed-race families, the Jones’s and the Iqbals, brought together by accident during World War II, remain friends through the generations in this picaresque satire of modern life in multi-cultural London.


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Holds: 15 on 22 copies

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Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English

Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English
Solomons, Natasha

World War II émigré from Berlin Jack Rosenblum is determined to assimilate into British society but is stymied when his Jewishness prevents his membership in a golf club. So he decides to build his own golf course.


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise

The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise
Stuart, Julia

A Yeoman Warder, Balthazar Jones, stocks the Tower of London with the Queen’s menagerie of misfit animals, living among them and the other strange denizens of Britain’s oldest prison.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Get Me Out of Here

Get Me Out of Here
Sutton, Henry

Matt Freeman, the narrator of this extremely funny, macabre book, may or may not be knocking off his girlfriends and might be selling arms to North Korea and Iran, and is probably a paranoid psychopath.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Vanity Fair: A Novel Without A Hero

Vanity Fair: A Novel Without A Hero
Thackeray, William Makepeace

Unscrupulous vixen Becky Sharp, much maligned for her lower class roots, manipulates everyone and every situation to her own advantage in this early 19th-century classic.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Just Enough Jeeves

Just Enough Jeeves
Wodehouse, P. G.

Bertie Wooster needs his man Jeeves to keep him upright and tickety-boo with his world of do-little aristos and general mischief makers. "


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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