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Christopher Isherwood born, 1904- best known for his stories of Berlin, collected in The Berlin Stories (1946), which includes the short fiction collection Goodbye to Berlin (1939) and the novel Mr. Norris Changes Trains (1935). Read books by Frederick Forsyth
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Uniquely on Lovereading, you can read the Opening Extract of every Featured Book. This could be the first chapter; less if the chapters are long, more if they're short. We aim to give you enough of a book to really get a taste for the author.
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For days you're wrapped up in an amazing story; then suddenly it's over. When you've finished a great book, Lovereading's Like-for-Like tool helps you find another to fill the empty feeling. Unlike other book web sites we have a human interface to our like-for-like tool. Our editorial experts use their encyclopaedic knowledge to recommend other authors similar in style to every title we select each month. Just type in a name and explore some new literary avenues.
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