BBC’s 100 Novels that shaped our world
As part of the BBC’s Novels That Shaped Our World Festival, marking the 300th anniversary of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, a panel of writers, journalists and thinkers have selected 100 novels that have shaped their world. The books, chosen to spark debate as well as celebrate the joy of reading, are classified in ten themes: Identity, Politics, Power and Protest, Rule Breakers, Love, Sex and Romance, Coming of Age, Adventure, Life, Death and Other Worlds, Class and Society, Family and Friendship & Crime and Conflict.
Follow the link to see the full list of 100 novels, then check our catalogue to see which titles we have to borrow; don't forget some titles are available in a digital format - eAudio or eBooks. Please let us know what you think about these books or tell us about the novels that have had an impact on your world. You can share your thoughts on twitter using the hashtag #MyBookLife, and please copy in @cambslib so we can share!
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Cambridgeshire Autism Collection
The library service have selected 30 titles which provide support for people with autism, their families, carers and friends as well as professionals and the general public.
The collection brings together books written by people with autism and their family, sharing their own personal accounts and experiences, and titles written by healthcare and medical professionals, who specialise in the field of autism.