These books really made an impact on me when I first read them. I wonder if they stand the test of time?
Daphne Du Maurier£8.99 £8.54
My first "adult" read, at a time when Young Adult reads did not exist. Named my first daughter after this haunting book by Daphne du Maurier.
Thomas Hardy£7.99 £7.59
Not everyone likes Hardy's fatalism, but this book got me through my A levels and so it is recalled with fondness.
Donna Tartt£9.99 £9.49
A dark and gripping thriller about hedonistic college students sliding into a moral abyss of their own making.
Charles Palliser£20.00 £19.00
A Victorian pastiche novel written 1989. I remember it being a huge hit for its atmosphere and gripping and complex plot
Catherine O'Flynn£9.99 £9.49
A haunting and disturbing novel about the disappearance of a 10 year old girl. After reading this, you'll believe that inanimate objects can emanate evil!
Ian McEwan£9.99 £9.49
Contains - for my money- one of the most powerful opening chapters I've ever read. A study of obsession and the boundaries of moral responsibility.
Wilkie Collins£8.99 £8.54
One of the first true works of detective fiction. Combines sleuthing with psychological insight - a new concept then
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler£7.99 £7.59
Bedtime story-time was never dull with this book to hand. A truly brilliant formula, much copied since.