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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 1950s we love even more today

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Unlike us forgetful, breakable and generally unreliable human folk, good old books get better and better with age. Or, at least, the books themselves stay the same, but our appreciation of them grows. It’s been over sixty years since the fifties first exploded onto the stage, complete with greasers, the end of UK food rationing and the I Love Lucy show. What a decade! Its books weren’t half bad, either. Here’s a selection of 1950s lit that still rocks our world….

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