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Various types of books written by British authors. This article highlights some of the best names in the British books, which should be read at least once in life.

This list is being created according to a report in Business Insider.

Zadie Smith's "White Teeth"
Zadie Smith’s “White Teeth”. Photo: Amazon

1. White Teeth
White Teeth is written by Zadie Smith. It’s a classic British writer JD Smith’s novel, which was the International Best Seller.

The novel is centered around Britain’s relationships with people from formerly colonized countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

The book won multiple honors, including the 2000 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, the 2000 Whitbread Book Award in category best first novel, the Guardian First Book Award, the Commonwealth Writers First Book Prize. (wikipedia)

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Publication date: 27 January 2000
Media type: Print (Hardcover)
Pages: 480 pp


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Netherland’ book cover. Photo: Amazon

2. Netherland
Netherland is a remarkable book by Joseph O’Neill.

Netherland is a novel. It concerns the life of a Dutchman living in New York in the wake of the 9/11 attacks who takes up cricket and starts playing at the Staten Island Cricket Club.

Netherland won the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and the 2009 Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award.

Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication date: 20 May 2008
Media type: Print
Pages: 340 pp

 


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Northanger Abbey’. Photo: Amazon

3. Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey is a novel written by Jane Austen.

The novel is a satire of the Gothic novels popular at the time of its first writing in 1798–99. The heroine, Catherine, thinks life is like a Gothic novel, but her real experiences bring her down to earth as an ordinary young woman.

Language: English
Publisher: John Murray
Publication date: December 1817

 

 


4. The Remains of the Day

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The Remains of the Day. Photo: Amazon

The Remains of the Day is a novel by Japanese-born British writer Kazuo Ishiguro.

The story is told from a first person point of view. The narrator, Stevens, a butler, recalls his life in the form of a diary while the action progresses through the present. Much of the novel is concerned with Stevens’ professional and, above all, personal relationship with a former colleague, the housekeeper Miss Kenton. (wikipedia)

The work was awarded the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989.

Genre: Historical novel
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: May 1989
Media type: Print (hardback)
Pages: 245 pp


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