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Precocious wit from an enduring favourite of English literature
Unique manuscript of the Anglo-Saxon epic
A milestone in the history of English literature
Tales of chivalry from a 15th-century prison
An ancient Greek classic retold for the 18th century
The famous opening lines in the author’s own hand
From the master of plot and characterisation
A 19th-century masterpiece of high romance
Enter a world where nothing is as it seems
Echoes of the Raj in a children's classic
A soldier-poet's account of the horror of war
A new style of writing reflects a day in 1920s London.