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10 books written in the 1930s we love even more today

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Ah, the 1930s – the Golden Age of Hollywood, the rise of the Marx Brothers, the first televised Shakespearean play (Twelfth Night, on the BBC, in case you’re wondering), the abdication of King Edward VIII, and the founding of the Frankfurt School of critical thinking and philosophy. Heady days! Not least in literature, too – many of our most beloved texts date back to the thirties. Here’s a quick sampling of some enduring favourites:

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10 novels written in the 1970s we love even more today

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Ah, the Seventies – the decade the YMCA peaked in the UK charts and the Goodyear blimp set sail… It was also a rollicking good time for literature, though, and many of the books that set hearts and minds aflame back then are still arming our cockles upwards of thirty years later. Here’s a few that have only gotten better with time.

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