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Animal Farm

Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the popholes. With the ring of light from his lantern dancing from side to side, he lurched...

Perelandra (Space Trilogy #2)

As I left the railway station at Worchester and set out on the three-mile walk to Ransom’s cottage, I reflected that no one on that platform could possibly guess the truth about the man I was going to...

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Mariam was five years old the first time she heard the word harami.It happened on a Thursday. It must have, because Mariam remembered that she had been restless and preoccupied that day, the way she w...

Burmese Days

Burmese Days poses difficult editorial problems. The book was published first in the United States by Harper & Brothers on 25 October 1934; 2,000 copies were printed and, probably on 11 December, a se...

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels #3)

The situation was not uncommon. He had, after all, woken each day for more than half a decade with one of the items in question, and on more mornings than he could count with both.William Harrow, Marq...

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover (The Rules of Scoundrels #4)

Three strange, small words that held so much power.Not that Lady Georgiana Pearson – daughter of one duke and sister to another, child of honor and duty and pristine presentation, and perfectly bred f...

Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic #6)

OK. Don’t panic. I’m in charge. I, Rebecca Brandon (née Bloomwood), am the adult. Not my two-year-old daughter.Only I’m not sure she realizes this.‘Minnie, darling, give me the pony.’ I try to sound c...

Gump and Co. (Forrest Gump #2)

Let me say this: Everbody makes mistakes, which is why they put a rubber mat around spitoons. But take my word for it – don’t never let nobody make a movie of your life’s story. Whether they get it ri...

Homage to Catalonia

‘One of the most influential English writers of the twentieth century’ Robert McCrum, Observer‘A prophet who thought the unthinkable and spoke the unspeakable, even when it offended conventional thoug...

That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy #3)

THIS is a ‘tall story’ about devilry, though it has behind it a serious ‘point’ which I have tried to make in my Abolition of Man. In the story the outer rim of that devilry had to be shown touching t...

Shopaholic to the Stars (Shopaholic #7)

I’ll escape from this. Of course I will. It’s not like I’ll be trapped here in this hideous confined space, with no hope of release, forever … is it?As calmly as possible, I assess the situation. My r...

The Kite Runner

I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975. I remember the precise moment, crouching behind a crumbling mud wall, peeking into the alley near the fro...

Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy #1)

THE LAST drops of the thundershower had hardly ceased falling when the Pedestrian stuffed his map into his pocket, settled his pack more comfortably on his tired shoulders, and stepped out from the sh...

Down and Out in Paris and London

The rue du Coq d’Or, Paris, seven in the morning. A succession of furious, choking yells from the street.Madame Monce, who kept the little hotel opposite mine, had come out on to the pavement to addre...

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

A merry little surge of electricity piped by automatic alarm from the mood organ beside his bed awakened Rick Deckard. Surprised – it always surprised him to find himself awake without prior notice – ...