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ambrosia Tue 19-Apr-05 13:53:16

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JoolsToo Tue 19-Apr-05 13:54:36

hey thats funny ambrosia I came on here to say

'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' which probably isn't the best book I've ever read but it did manage to make me cry which is no mean feat!

ambrosia Tue 19-Apr-05 13:55:33

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Easy Tue 19-Apr-05 13:56:39

Diana by R. F. Delderfield (It has NOTHING to do with the late princess)

justonce Tue 19-Apr-05 13:57:22

perfume by suskind is really great

spykid Tue 19-Apr-05 14:08:38

Time Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffeneger.
Cried so much couldn't leave the house for fear of scaring small children!!!!!!!!!

spykid Tue 19-Apr-05 14:09:08

O and Rebecca , a classic I re-read a lot.

saadia Tue 19-Apr-05 14:57:25

I love Jane Austen's "Emma", and pretty much everything else she wrote,

Juliet Barker's biography of the Bronte's - she did an amazing amount of research,

I also loved "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", Joolstoo,

Donbean Tue 19-Apr-05 14:59:26

Angelas ashes, Frank Mccourt, outstanding by far the best book i have ever read and ive read millions. I read it over and over, its completely dogeared!!!

KateandtheGirls Tue 19-Apr-05 15:01:00

"Bonfire of the Vanities", Tom Wolfe
"A Prayer for Owen Meany", John Irving

desperatehousewife Tue 19-Apr-05 15:09:03

katg - agree with both of those. Also Man in Full - Tom Wolfe and all the John Irvings and William Boyds!

popsycal Tue 19-Apr-05 15:10:06

prayer for owen meany here too

SkiBunnyFlummy Tue 19-Apr-05 15:10:28

On the beach - Nevil Shute

Oil Tue 19-Apr-05 15:16:06

Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

Dophus Tue 19-Apr-05 15:17:03

East of Eden - John Steinbeck

Also big fan of Iain M Banks

PsychoFlame Tue 19-Apr-05 15:18:05

Phillip Pullman - His Dark Materials



Beansmum Tue 19-Apr-05 15:18:25

impossible to choose one, it depends on my mood really, but the few I keep going back to are Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte, The Rachel Papers - Martin Amis and, don't ask me why, Elizabeth by David Starkey. And, of course, each peach pear plum

Toothache Tue 19-Apr-05 15:19:33

Da Vinci Code!

Beansmum Tue 19-Apr-05 15:19:59

not read Juliet Barker's biography of the Bronte's but lynne reid banks's (sp?), the dark quartet, was brilliant.

chipmonkey Tue 19-Apr-05 15:22:03

Ulysses. hard work though.

chipmonkey Tue 19-Apr-05 15:23:25

And "pride and prejudice" and "slaughterhouse five" by Kurt Voneggut

Demented Tue 19-Apr-05 15:43:07

Life of Pi by Yann Martell

flic23 Tue 19-Apr-05 15:46:46

" The God of small things" by Arundhatti Roy (prob spelt wrong) It won the booker prize a few years back. I was so moved reading it.This thread has remined me how wonderfull it was i have to hunt it out and read it again

anorak Tue 19-Apr-05 15:47:21

Mourning Ruby by Helen Dunmore. I read it in the bath every night and sobbed and sobbed.

expatinscotland Tue 19-Apr-05 15:47:55

'My Dream of You'

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