Books set in the UK

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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