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03 Dec Joseph Conrad - born in Poland in 1857. He wrote 21 novels in his lifetime, including Heart of Darkness published in 1899 which was inspiration for Francis Ford Coppla's film Apocalypse Now.
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  1. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  2. The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer
  3. The Spy by Paulo Coelho
  4. 1588: A Calendar of Crime A Novel in Five Books by Shirley McKay
  5. The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow by Jackie Morris
  6. The Sellout by Paul Beatty
  7. This Must be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell
  8. An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney
  9. The Quick Guide to Parenting by Laura Quick
  10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
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