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L&R Customers’ Choice: Mr Burt

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We have asked some of our regular customers to curate a display of their favourite books for the shop. We’ll be updating the display, and the list on the website weekly. If you would like to buy or reserve any of these books please call the shop on 020 7229 1010, or email

Our next display is chosen by Mr Burt, who said “A surprisingly tricky task. No sooner do you jot down one title than a dozen others come surging up equally demanding of attention.”

The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett
That Distant Land – Wendell Berry
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Greenmantle – John Buchan
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love – Raymond Carver
Nostromo – Joseph Conrad
No Tomorrow – Vivant Denon
Middlemarch – George Eliot
The Sound And The Fury – William Faulkner
Before The Storm – Theodor Fontane
The Wings Of The Dove – Henry James
Private Angelo – Eric Linklater
Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann
Young Törless – Robert Musil
Life, A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
In Search Of Lost Time – Marcel Proust
The Life Of Henri Brulard – Stendhal
The Girls Of Slender Means – Muriel Spark
The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L Sayers
The Last Chronicle Of Barset – Anthony Trollope

About Amaryllis


Amaryllis is our bookshop blogger.


Her pen name is taken from Alice Thomas Ellis’ Other Side of the Fire, which is unfortunately and scandalously out of print. One of the funniest bits in the book is the bodice-ripper that one of the characters is writing and the female - who slays the men with one toss of her raven locks and one glance from her fiery green eyes as she strides among the glens, faithful wolfhound by her side - is Amaryllis! And the name just seemed to suit so here we are.

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