This week’s Top 5 Tuesday theme is books set in your own country. I think England and the wider UK has some fantastic literature – everything from Shakespeare and Dickens to Harry Potter, so here are 5 of my favourite novels set in the UK.
And then there were none – Agatha Christie writes such amazing crime novels, they are just the tradition that everything following has based themselves on! And then there were none may be based on a fictitious island but it’s still supposed to be off the coast of England so it counts!
The Woman in Black – Every horror fan has read this book so there’s not much to add! It’s a great ghost story set in Yorkshire (yay the North!) and I also love the stage show. It might be the scariest thing I’ve seen.
One Day– If horror isn’t really your thing, the UK also has some really good contemporary and romantic books. One Day so perfectly sums up 90s Britain, and I love the Edinburgh setting.
Bridget Jones – The perfect book for any singleton in their 20s or 30s! Bridget summarises the singleton from the early 00s, she’s what a stereotypical Brit should be.
The Secret Garden – There are so many great children’s books set in the UK, but the setting of the Yorkshire Moors is so beautiful. This is one of my favourite classics.