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Contemporary British Novelists

From the British Council's ClubUK magazine, this article presents some of today's best-known UK writers, including the authors of Bridget Jones' Diary, About a Boy and the Harry Potter series. Go>

William Shakespeare

The world's most celebrated writer.


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20th Century Novelists

EM Forster

Howards End (text, film) - Watch

A Room with a View (text, film) - Watch

George Orwell

Animal Farm (text, study guide) - Watch

1984 (text, study guide) - Watch

William Golding

Lord of the Flies (about, study guide, game) - Watch


Virginia Woolf

To the Lighthouse (text, study guide) More>

DH Lawrence

Sons and Lovers (text)

Lady Chatterley's Lover (text, study guide)


Agatha Christie

Mystery writer - Miss Marple, Poirot (biography & two e-books)

Miss Marple Poirot


19th Century Novelists

Jane Austen

Pride & Prejudice (text, guide, film, tv, audio) - Movie TV

Sense & Sensibility (text, study guide, film) - Watch

Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist (text, study guide) - Watch

A Christmas Carol (text, audio book) - Watch

A Tale of Two Cities (text, study guide)

Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights (text, guide, film) - Watch


Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre (text, study guide, film) - Watch

Thomas Hardy

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (text, study guide)


George Eliot

Middlemarch (text, study guide)


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Homes (text and audio) - Watch


WM Thackeray

Vanity Fair (text, download, film) - Watch


Walter Scott

Rob Roy (text, film) - Watch


Mary Shelley

Frankenstein (text, download, audio book, film) - Watch


20th Century Poets

WH Auden

John Betjeman

Rupert Brooke

Thomas Hardy

Seamus Heaney

Ted Hughes

Wilfred Owen

Siegfried Sassoon

18th and 19th Century Poets

William Wordsworth - 'Daffodils'

Samuel T. Coleridge - 'Kubla Khan'

John Keats - 'Ode to a Nightingale'

Percy B. Shelley - 'To a Skylark'

Lord Byron

Alfred, Lord Tennyson - 'The Lady of Shalott'

William Blake - 'The Tyger'

Robert Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Robert Burns - Scotland's most important poet

14th - 17th Century Writers

John Milton - Paradise Lost (study guide)

John Donne

Ben Jonson - Volpone

William Shakespeare

Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales


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British Culture: Literature - Children's



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