Sebastian Faulks

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Sebastian Faulks is a best-selling British journalist and novelist, best known for his French trilogy including The Girl at the Lion d’Or (1989), Birdsong (1993), and Charlotte Gray (1998), which was adapted into a film starring Cate Blanchett. His latest novel, Snow Country, was published in 2021.

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    David Copperfield

    By Charles Dickens

    Recommended by: Elizabeth Gilbert & Sebastian Faulks
    Publish Date: 1850
    Deemed by Dickens as his ‘favourite child’, David Copperfield is the most autobiographical of Dickens’ novels. In it, the protagonist recounts his life from his childhood to the discovery of his writing talent and eventual success as a novelist. Populated…
  • Sons and Lovers

    By D. H. Lawrence

    Recommended by: Sebastian Faulks
    Publish Date: 1913
    The marriage of Gertrude and Walter Morel has become a battleground. Repelled by her uneducated and sometimes violent husband, delicate Gertrude devotes her life to her children, especially to her sons, William and Paul – determined they will not follow…
  • 1984

    By George Orwell

    Recommended by: Sebastian Faulks
    Publish Date: 1949
    Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life…
  • Naples ’44

    By Norman Lewis

    Recommended by: Sebastian Faulks
    Publish Date: 1978
    As a young intelligence officer stationed in Naples following its liberation from Nazi forces, Norman Lewis recorded the lives of a proud and vibrant people forced to survive on prostitution, thievery, and a desperate belief in miracles and cures. The…


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