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Fiction for Anglophiles

 

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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The Perfect Gentleman: A Muslim Boy Meets the West : A Memoir

The Perfect Gentleman: A Muslim Boy Meets the West : A Memoir
Ahmad, Imran

Packed with self-deprecating humor and charming witticisms, Ahmad's debut is a poignantly honest and intimate memoir recounting his early struggles with race, religion, and relationships. Having emigrated as an infant from Pakistan to England, Ahmad grew up consumed with conflicting desires to adapt to his Western surroundings while maintaining his family's Muslim beliefs... (from a Publishers Weekly review)


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In the Kitchen: A Novel

In the Kitchen: A Novel
Ali, Monica

A hellish hotel kitchen is the metaphor for Chef Lightfoot's struggle toward restaurant ownership -- complete with fire, screaming, chaos, misunderstandings and suspicions.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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The Uncommon Reader

The Uncommon Reader
Bennett, Alan

The Queen pays an unexpected call to the local bookmobile in her neighborhood and learns what the common folk do with books.


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Holds: 3 on 17 copies

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The Old Romantic

The Old Romantic
Dean, Louise

Gruff and crabby, an elderly father is convinced he will die soon and tries to make peace with his estranged son, with mixed results.


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David Copperfield

David Copperfield
Dickens, Charles

This memorable story of a boy’s coming-of-age in 19th-century London is filled with the characters whom Dickens made immortal and who still come to mind on a Thames Street stroll.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect
Fellowes, Julian

Millionaire Damian Baxter is dying and wants to will his estate to the child he thinks he fathered in the 1970s, so asks a friend to query his past lovers in a humorous look at British classes and their milieu.


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Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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Old Filth

Old Filth
Gardam, Jane

Sir Edward Feathers, a widowed and retired barrister, struggles to overcome old animosities and personal issues left over from his career in Hong Kong at the end of British rule and to ameliorate his own guilt.


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Holds: 2 on 15 copies

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Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm
Gibbons, Stella

Stranded and penniless in London after the death of her parents, Flora Poste takes refuge with her Starkadder relatives on the farm where she tries to improve their quality of life.


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Gone With the Windsors: A Novel

Gone With the Windsors: A Novel
Graham, Laurie

Maybell Brumby, a wealthy American friend to Wallis Simpson, journals about her friend’s confessed machinations in landing the Prince.


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A Spot of Bother: A Novel

A Spot of Bother: A Novel
Haddon, Mark

Many areas of George Hall’s dysfunctional life are bothering him, but none so much as the spot on his hip. Is it cancer? Will he die? Will anyone notice?


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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