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The 100 best novels ever written?

If you've been anywhere near a primary school, a newspaper or a radio in the last 24 hours, you'll know that yesterday was World Book Day. This huge international celebration of reading is best known for its campaigns aimed at getting young people to read - but it's stated objective is actually to get all generations enjoying literature. So, why not break out of your literary 'comfort zone' and try reading something you might not usually consider? A great place to look for inspiration is BBC Radio Oxford's series on 'The 100 best novels ever written'. Broadcaster Howard Bentham has spent 10 minutes of his Thursday afternoon radio show over the last couple of years asking local publishers and writers to name their candidates for inclusion on this select list. All their suggestions - and they cover the whole gamut of literature - can be found on BBC Sounds. Why not have a listen?

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