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Three Literary stars - Lucy Mangan (columnist and author), Liz Chapman (library director of LSE Library Services) and Nicola Barker (novelist) - share 10 books that shaped their lives. We've got the full list right here, so you can buy it all from the comfort of your computer, mobile or tablet...

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  • Child Within

    £6.99

    Lucy Mangan: "One of the most beautiful and touching children’s books ever written."

    Oxford University Press

  • Brealing Free

    £6.99

    Lucy Mangan: "You’ll love this vivid tale of a woman’s escape from her violent husband."

    Penguin Classics

  • Inner Strength

    £16.99

    Lucy Mangan: "A true story of astonishing struggle and strength to rebuild a life."

    Faber and Faber

  • Help For Cynics

    £8.99

    Lucy Mangan: "A self-help guide to being happy that won’t leave you screaming in horror."

    Canongate

  • In Want Of Love

    £7.99

    Lucy Mangan: "Jane Austen’s iconic bachelor reveals his romantic secrets."

    Old House

  • Sketch Blocks

    £12.50

    Lucy Mangan: "The architectural treasures of NYC drawn by James Gulliver Hancock."

    Universe Publishing

  • History Lesson

    £16.99

    Lucy Mangan: "A vividly detailed novel about the first family of renaissance Italy."

    Amazon (Virago)

  • Fighting Demons

    £14.99

    Lucy Mangan: "Unexpectedly moving and delightful treatise about different forms of courage."

    Profile Books

  • School Spats

    £14.99

    Lucy Mangan: "Hilarious novel about the baffling social behaviours of the young elite at Harvard."

    Amazon (Virago)

  • Haunted Past

    £8.99

    Lucy Mangan: "A short, riveting autobiography by the woman behind Wolf Hall."

    Fourth Estate

  • Secret Space

    £14.00

    Liz Chapman: "Virginia Woolf’s explanation of why women need their own space to thrive."

    Penguin Classics

  • Understand Dad

    £8.99

    Liz Chapman: "A father explains his Aussie outlaw life to his daughter in this historical novel."

    Faber and Faber

  • Ages Battle

    £8.99

    Liz Chapman: "An older woman realises she has lost her younger self and tries to find it again."

    Vintage

  • Feminist Within

    £10.99

    Liz Chapman: "A young married woman transforms as she finds out where men fit in her life."

    Amazon (Virago)

  • Suitable Suitor

    £10.99

    Liz Chapman: "Make time for this 1,504 page-long tale of love and marriage in independent India."

    Orion

  • See The Humour

    £8.99

    Liz Chapman: "Throws a hilarious light on a woman’s ability to maintain her own identity."

    Little Brown Book Group

  • Fight On

    £7.99

    Liz Chapman: "One woman’s escape from an impoverished marriage and children."

    Faber and Faber

  • Women's Lib

    £14.99

    Liz Chapman: "For its era this classic is a comprehensive survey of women facing oppression."

    Vintage

  • Fly The Nest

    £8.99

    Liz Chapman: "One young woman’s stark choice between family and her ability to choose for herself."

    Penguin

  • Ironic Laughter

    £9.99

    Liz Chapman: "Addressing life’s concerns with wry humour: “Bloody men are like bloody buses”."

    Faber and Faber

  • Hidden Truths

    £7.99

    Nicola Barker: "The masterwork on self-love, self-loathing and weight loss."

    Simon and Schuster

  • Pure Genuis

    £15.99

    Nicola Barker: "Sex and cleaning in this biography of an upstairs downstairs Victorian love affair."

    Amazon (Macmillan)

  • Dear Oh Dear

    £8.99

    Nicola Barker: "This is what men really think of you. Be inspired that you’re smarter than that."

    Canongate

  • Scene Change

    £7.99

    Nicola Barker: "The ultimate urban multicultural mélange. An unadulterated joy."

    Allison and Busby

  • Power Shot

    £8.99

    Nicola Barker: "Brilliant and controversial, she will make you believe anything is possible."

    Simon and Schuster

  • In Bloom

    £7.99

    Nicola Barker: "Every truly successful female needs to know her wild flowers."

    Amazon (Reader’s Digest)

  • Dream A Dream

    £9.99

    Nicola Barker: "A picture book, yes, but this charming French fable is acceptable for adults to read."

    Egmont

  • Mystery Saint

    £10.99

    Nicola Barker: "The Life Of Saint Teresa Of Avila brings to light what it truly means to be a saint."

    Penguin Classics

  • Well Travelled

    £9.99

    Nicola Barker: "Carter’s novels are always truly magical, this one takes us on travels through her life."

    Little Brown Book Group

  • Inner Truths

    £30.38

    Nicola Barker: "A predecessor of Sylvia Plath, and really quite magnificent."

    Amazon (Houghton Mifflin)

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