With the help of booksellers and librarians from around the world, we’ve created this collection of 200 iconic HarperCollins titles—beloved books that have inspired, informed, entertained, and endured.
Whether they are prizewinners, runaway bestsellers, groundbreaking nonfiction, or simply a favorite novel, these books have all had a singular influence on our literary culture.
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Hailed as his masterpiece, this is the gripping real-life story of Newby’s imprisonment and escape from an Italian prison camp during World War II. Part travelogue, part escape story, and part romance, the book tells the early life story of a man who would become one of Britain’s best-loved literary adventurers.