Fiction

Women Writers Series from the British Library

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This is a curated collection of forgotten works by early to mid-century women writers highlighting fiction from the 1910s to the 1960s, offering escapism, popular appeal and plenty of period detail to amuse, surprise, and inform. Each work sees fictional heroines challenge the attitudes of their time and highlight women’s experience inside and outside the home.⁠

Small Pleasures

In the best tradition of Tessa Hadley, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Ann Patchett--an astonishing, keenly observed period piece about an ordinary British woman in the 1950s whose dutiful life takes a sudden turn into a pitched battle between propriety and unexpected passion.

Tales from the Cafe

From the author of the international bestseller Before the Coffee Gets Cold, this book follows four new customers who hope to travel back in time in a little Japanese café.

In a back alley in Tokyo, there is a café that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. Local legend says that this shop offers something else besides coffee--the chance to travel back in time.

The Neil Gaiman Reader

An outstanding array--52 pieces in all--of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, internationally bestselling author Neil Gaiman, introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James.

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