The London Fiction Collection is located on the Ground Floor of the Paul Hamlyn Library, next to the Reservations shelf and self-service machines.
You can also view all the titles on our Reading List.
Clare recommends... How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
"Tom Hazard has a secret condition. He is 400 years old but doesn’t look a day over 41. How to Stop Time is a chronologically bending love story that is both moving and exhilarating. Great for lovers of both historical and contemporary fiction. Apparently, Benedict Cumberbatch is going to star in the film. Must be good!"
Angela recommends... Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
"Part urban fantasy, part police procedural, Rivers of London is told from the PoV of a mixed race North London boy, a new Police Constable who’s just discovered that ghosts don’t make very reliable crime-scene witnesses. If you know – or want to know – London and like your mystery with a bit of magic you’ll love this"
Carmella recommends... Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
"Fingersmith is the perfect neo-Gothic novel. Set in and around Dickensian London, it has all the suspense, mystery, excitement and romance that comes with the setting, plus the one thing missing from Dickens - two women falling in love. Not to mention that plot-twist half-way through... you'll never see it coming!"
Hanna recommends... A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo
Julian recommends... Capital by John Lanchester
"A highly readable and entertaining look at the experience of a group of Londoners from vastly different backgrounds following the financial crash of 2008. What links them all; rich and poor, is a single street, and a mystery. Just who is sending the “We want what you have” anonymous messages to everyone?"