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UK Books Published in the US in 2020

These books crossed the Pond this year.

Playlist Tags: genre: Fiction & Literature audience: anglophiles topic: brit lit mood: wanderlust

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If I Never Met You

A Novel

By Mhairi McFarlane
Narrated by: Sara Novak
Length: 11 hours 16 minutes

If I Never Met You

“Mhairi McFarlane does it again with her latest novel, If I Never Met You. A mix of wit and heart and complex relationships that is relatable, relevant, savvy and fun. Her writing is bright and filled with sly insights into our human vulnerabilities and quirks. I always look forward to Mhairi’s novels and this one did not disappoint. Great narrator as well!”

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Everything I Know About Love

A Memoir

By Dolly Alderton
Narrated by: Dolly Alderton
Length: 8 hours 34 minutes

Everything I Know About Love

“Everything I Know About Love was a joy to read and relatable to me as a young woman in her early 20's. Dolly Alderton gives a transparent, brutally honest look at herself at the various stages of her 30 years of life. She accurately depicts the hedonistic nature of being young, somewhat clueless, and attempting to navigate through life's complexities. Mixed with that famous (and charming) British wit, this memoir is unequivocally a masterpiece.”

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The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

A Novel

By Josie Silver
Narrated by: Olivia Vinall
Length: 11 hours 50 minutes

Two lives. Two loves. One impossible choice. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reese’s Book Club Pick One Day in December . . .
 
“I read The Two Lives of Lydia Bird in a single sitting. What a beautiful, emotional gift Josie Silver has given us.”—Jodi Picoult

Written with Josie Silver’s trademark warmth and wit, The Two Lives of... Read more »

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Love, Unscripted

A Novel

By Owen Nicholls
Narrated by: Christian Coulson
Length: 8 hours 28 minutes

“Nostalgic, tender, and achingly cool.”—Josie Silver, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December

A film-obsessed romantic rewrites the script to understand why his “picture-perfect” love story crashed and burned in this wonderfully clever debut.

Ellie had the quizzical eyebrows of Broadcast News–era Holly Hunter and the neon-red... Read more »

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The World According to Physics

By Jim Al-Khalili
Narrated by: Jim Al-Khalili
Length: 6 hours 4 minutes

This audiobook narrated by quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili offers an illuminating look at what physics reveals about the world

Shining a light on the most profound insights revealed by modern physics, Jim Al-Khalili invites us all to understand what this crucially important science tells us about...

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Miss Austen

A Novel of the Austen Sisters

By Gill Hornby
Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
Length: 10 hours 56 minutes

"In a cultured, melodious voice, narrator Juliet Stevenson becomes Miss Cassandra Austen, older sister to Jane and keeper of her memory." -- AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

For fans of Jo Baker’s Longbourn, a witty, poignant audiobook about Cassandra Austen and her famous sister, Jane.

Whoever looked at an elderly lady and saw the...

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Island Stories

An Unconventional History of Britain

By David Reynolds
Narrated by: Philip Stevens
Length: 9 hours 50 minutes

This history of Britain set in a global context for our times offers a new perspective on how the rise and fall of an empire shaped modern European politics.
When the British voted to leave the European Union in 2016, the country's future was thrown into doubt. So, too, was its past. The story of British history is no longer a triumphalist... Read more »

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Square Haunting

Five Writers in London Between the Wars

By Francesca Wade
Narrated by: Corrie James
Length: 13 hours 8 minutes

Mecklenburgh Square has always been a radical address. Nestled in the heart of Bloomsbury, these townhouses have borne witness to the lives of some of the century's most revolutionary cultural figures—many of whom were extraordinary women. United by their desire to experiment with new ways of living—and therefore of being—these authors and... Read more »

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