Welcome to The Pigeonhole Library

My Man Jeeves
by P.G. Wodehouse

Jeeves and Wooster star in an original collection of P.G. Wodehouse stories

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8 staves total
~ 21 mins each

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

The Christmas story of a man who is shown the error of his ways

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5 staves total
~ 18 mins each

Vanity Fair
by William Makepeace Thackeray

A novel without a hero

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35 staves total
~ 28 mins each

The Diary of a Nobody
by George & Weedon Grossmith

Join the legions of fans of this classic comic novel

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17 staves total
~ 7 mins each

Gulliver’s Travels
by Jonathan Swift

The eternal satire of the human condition

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15 staves total
~ 22 mins each

Mrs Dalloway
by Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf’s finest hour

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12 staves total
~ 17 mins each

Three Men in a Boat
by Jerome K. Jerome

A stellar comic classic of a boat, three men and a dog

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10 staves total
~ 22 mins each

The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing
by Various Authors

Read the works of The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing shortlist

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5 staves total
~ 10 mins each

A Journal Of The Plague Year
by Daniel Defoe

Classic 1722 account of the epidemic that ravaged England nearly 60 years earlier.

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12 staves total
~ 30 mins each

The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A spoilt orphan is sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire. Despising it at first, she finds solace in unlikely friendships and a secret garden.

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10 staves total
~ 26 mins each

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain

Life on the Mississippi with Jim and Huck

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18 staves total
~ 20 mins each

The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde’s only novel – a cautionary tale of the desire for beauty and youth

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6 staves total
~ 42 mins each

The Man Who Was Thursday
by G. K. Chesterton

A metaphysical, anarchist thriller set in Edwardian London

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9 staves total
~ 21 mins each

Moby-Dick
by Herman Melville

Take the plunge and tackle the leviathan classic!

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31 staves total
~ 22 mins each

Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

A witty comedy about the proud Mr Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet

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4 staves total
~ 1 hour 41 mins each

Around The World In 80 Days
by Jules Verne

Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days, in this classic adventure novel.

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10 staves total
~ 25 mins each

Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Black spots and buried treasure

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11 staves total
~ 20 mins each

Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott

Beloved family drama charting four sisters' entrance into womanhood

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12 staves total
~ 52 mins each

Future Fiction
by Anthology

Join now to read the fiction of the future

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5 staves total
~ 25 mins each

The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James

The ultimate ghost story from a master of menace

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7 staves total
~ 20 mins each

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The original adventures of the infamous pairing, Watson and Holmes

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12 staves total
~ 28 mins each

The Riddle of the Sands
by Erskine Childers

Set sail for a secret, thrilling invasion

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16 staves total
~ 22 mins each

Dracula
by Bram Stoker

The original blood-sucker

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14 staves total
~ 38 mins each

Moll Flanders
by Daniel Defoe

From the bedroom to the jail cell, Moll Flanders is a wild ride

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15 staves total
~ 30 mins each

Northanger Abbey
by Jane Austen

Austen's posthumously published satire of the Gothic novel and high society

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12 staves total
~ 21 mins each

Middlemarch
by George Eliot

Eliot's sprawling masterpiece of rural English life in the 19th century

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31 staves total
~ 34 mins each

Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë

The desolate and wild Yorkshire moors are the backdrop to this heart-breaking classic

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10 staves total
~ 39 mins each

The Lost World
by Arthur Conan Doyle

An epic search for prehistoric creatures in the wilds of the Amazon

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16 staves total
~ 15 mins each

The Awakening
by Kate Chopin

The story of a wife and mother who struggles against the strictures of her society

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12 staves total
~ 17 mins each

The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano
by Olaudah Equiano

The powerful memoir of a former African slave

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6 staves total
~ 44 mins each

The History of Mary Prince
by Mary Prince

The first account of a black woman's life ever to be published in Britain

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4 staves total
~ 11 mins each

Twelve Years a Slave
by Solomon Northop

The true story of a captured citizen

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18 staves total
~ 13 mins each

The Art of War
by Sun Tzu

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.”

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13 staves total
~ 2 mins each

Letters from Africa

A pigeon’s eye view of life in Africa’s great cities – Harare, Cairo, Lagos and Nairobi

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10 staves total
~ 32 mins each

The Thirty-Nine Steps
by John Buchan

The thriller to end all thrillers – with disappearing staves!

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10 staves total
~ 13 mins each

Dubliners
by James Joyce

James Joyce's short stories

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16 staves total
~ 13 mins each

Heart of Darkness
by Joseph Conrad

A sinister classic of adventure, plunder and obsession on the River Congo

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11 staves total
~ 11 mins each

Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’ masterpiece of first love and lost identity

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10 staves total
~ 1 hour 1 mins each

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe

The original castaway novel

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20 staves total
~ 20 mins each

Letters Written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
by Mary Wollstonecraft

One woman's account of 18th-century Scandinavia

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12 staves total
~ 12 mins each

Sons and Lovers
by D.H. Lawrence

A tale of family life in an unforgiving coal-mining community

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25 staves total
~ 21 mins each

Tess of the d'Urbervilles
by Thomas Hardy

The controversial masterpiece recounting the life of a fallen Victorian woman

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26 staves total
~ 19 mins each

Fable

A sparkling anthology of fairy tales retold

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8 staves total
~ 30 mins each

Frankenstein
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”

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10 staves total
~ 24 mins each

The War of the Worlds
by H.G. Wells

Ballard's tale of alien invasions and extraterrestrial warfare in the home counties

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11 staves total
~ 17 mins each

Deadlines
by Chris Brosnahan

Murder, intrigue and violence... in ten nail-biting, disappearing instalments

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10 staves total
~ 32 mins each

The Communist Manifesto
by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Workers of the world unite!

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7 staves total
~ 5 mins each

Letters from Berlin

Dive deep into Berlin life with a series of essays from writers around the city

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12 staves total
~ 15 mins each

The 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing

Read the works of the 2018 Caine Prize shortlist

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5 staves total
~ 15 mins each

The Chalet
by Catherine Cooper

French Alps, 1998. Two young men ski into a blizzard… but only one returns.

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10 staves total
~ 25 mins each

The House
by Tom Watson

The Talented Mr Ripley meets House of Cards

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10 staves total
~ 31 mins each

The Tobacconist's Wife
by AnneMarie Brear

Can Thea escape her misery and break from the conventions of society?

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10 staves total
~ 26 mins each

Keeper
by Jessica Moor

An addictive literary page-turner about a crime as shocking as it is commonplace, KEEPER will leave you reeling long after the final page is turned.

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10 staves total
~ 28 mins each

1. CHOOSE WHO
TO READ WITH

Join our commmunity of readers or read with friends in your own private book club.

2. PICK A BOOK
 

And read it in bite-sized instalments – called staves – that fit busy modern lives.

3. HIGHLIGHT AND DISCUSS
 

Save your favourite bits and leave thoughts to connect with fellow readers.

4. GET BEHIND
THE STORY

Beautiful extras in the margins immerse you in the world of each book.

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