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Offers subject essays and more than one thousand author entries and four thousand fiction titles, covering a wide variety of genres and styles for literary, contemporary, and popular fiction, along with reading suggestions, lists of authors' favorite books, international selections, and other helpful sections. Reprint.
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Jane Rogers has written several award-winning novels. She teaches part time on the MA in writing at Sheffield Hallam University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
`Review from previous edition This book is a browser's delight...[and] is as up to the minute as possible. This friendly guide offers a wealth of information and opinion...It will be invaluable in schools and community libraries.'
Times Educational Supplement
`Check this book on your way to the fiction shelves...the ultimate reader-friendly book...sharp and up-to-the-minute...This is the book for a lifetime.'
`Serious readers of fiction should treat themselves to The Good Fiction Guide'
`A splendid book for browsing, argument-starting, and must-read lists.'
The Globe and Mail
`This book's value as a readers' advisory tool is enhanced by the lists of top titles in each category that is covered by the essays and the read-alikes indicated for each author.'
`Another intriguing addition to Oxford's collection of literary guides...The informal style and inclusion of personal details about the authors' lives create a livelier, more engaging source than standard companions. Highly recommended for literature collections.'
Library Journal, USA
This book's value as a readers' advisory tool is enhanced by the lists of top titles in each category that is covered by
the essays and the read-alikes indicated for each author.
`Booklist, USAa wonderful guide to the best in fiction and literature...Most importantly, each entry in the book makes one want to futher explore the world of fiction.'
The Press, USA
This is an anthology beautifully ordered, with long but very entertaining essays [...] It's all great fun whether as a source for cackling or for contemplation
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