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Top 30 school reads to revisit

Remember reluctantly ploughing through Pride and Prejudice for your English GCSE or thinking Brontë and her endlessly brooding Heathcliff were, well, a bit boring? Asking a 14-year-old to wrestle with the enormity of major literary themes in double English is a bit like asking the coalition to run smoothly: unrealistic. But revisit these books with a dose of experience under your belt, and you undoubtedly see them as the literary classics they are. Below, we've selected the 30 best curriculum stalwarts to re-read...

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