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Here are some texts that pupils in years 10 and 11 might enjoy. Enjoy! African authors/texts: Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe Shrine of Tears- Francis Imbuga The Number One Ladies Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith Nervous Conditions- Tsitsi Dangaremgba The Famished Road-Ben Okri Classics: Emma, Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte The Woman in White- Wilkie Collins Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad Great Expectations, A Tale of two cities, Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dosteyevsky Silas Marner- George Eliot Madame Bovary ­ Gustave Flaubert Tess of the D'Urbevilles- Thomas Hardy Dubliners - James Joyce Sons and Lovers- D.H.Lawrence Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe Anna Karenina ­ Leo Tolstoy Modern Classics A Room with a View - E. M. Forster The Lord of the Flies ­ William Golding Brighton Rock ­ Graham Greene Catch 22- Joseph Heller Midnight's Children- Salman Rushdie Catcher in the Rye- JD Salinger The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde Mrs Dalloway- Virginia Woolf Comic novels: Gridlock- Ben Elton The Hotel New Hampshire- John Irving A Confederacy of Dunces- John Kennedy O'Toole Puckoon- Spike Milligan Vernon God Little- DBC Pierre The Colour of Magic ­ Terry Pratchett Girls at Play- Paul Theroux The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole- S Townsend

Detective Novels: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles ­ Arthur Conan Doyle Murder on the Orient Express- Agatha Christie The Ninth Life of Louis Drax- Louise Jensen The Client, The Chamber, The Firm - John Grisham Plays: Cold Comfort Farm- Stella Gibbons A View from a Bridge, The Crucible, Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller An Inspector Calls- JB Priestley A Streetcar Named Desire- Tennessee Williams Magic Realism: Across the Nightingale Floor (Trilogy) ­ Lian Hern One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gabriel Garcia Marques The Northern Lights trilogy- Phillip Pullman Science fiction/fantasy: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams Discworld novels - Terry Pratchett The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings - J. R.. R. Tolkein American texts/authors I Know why the Caged Bird Sings- Maya Angelou To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck The Colour Purple- Alice Walker Historical Fiction Birdsong ­ Sebastian Faulks Charlotte Gray ­ Sebastian Faulks Captain Corelli's Madolin ­ Louis de Berniers Great modern texts (no particular genre) Loving April ­ Melvin Burgess Fever Pitch, High Fidelity- Nick Hornby Life of Pi- Yann Martel Atonement ­ Ian McEwan The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold Fortune's Rock- Anita Shreve White Teeth- Zadie Smith Anita and Me- Meera Syal The Bonesetter's Daughter- Amy Tan


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