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The list author says: "Finding wonderful books on your own is an adventure. It is so rewarding to go to a bookstore or search online or trip across a mention of a wonderful read and follow it up. That's what led to this list after I found out that Margery Sharp ("Cluny Brown") was incredibly prolific throughout her lifetime. Even this list is not the place to really look for books, but it may be a start."
Excellent Women (Penguin Classics)
1.  Excellent Women (Penguin Classics) by Barbara Pym
The list author says:
  "Every single book by Barbara Pym is a worthy read.  Start with this one and go from there.  The order in which you read them doesn't matter."
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The Essential P. G. Wodehouse Collection (96 works) [Illustrated]
2.  The Essential P. G. Wodehouse Collection (96 works) [Illustrated] by P. G. Wodehouse
The list author says:
  "Jeeves are his best known works, but his other works are more interesting and the stories funnier, IMHO.  He is such a fast read, a nice large collection like this is the place to start."
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One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1) (Stephanie Plum Novels)
3.  One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1) (Stephanie Plum Novels) by Janet Evanovich
The list author says:
  "Start at the beginning with number "One" and go from there.  Although books are very quick reads and then there is at least a six month wait before the next, if you start now you won't have that problem as Evanovich has written One through Sixteen with a number of filler books in between.  BTW, for Jersey Girls like me, they take place in a fanciful version of Trenton."
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The Complete Saki (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
4.  The Complete Saki (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by Saki
The list author says:
  ". . . the pseudonym for H.H. Munro and a funnier and stranger lot of stories you will never find."
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Busman's Honeymoon
5.  Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
The list author says:
  "Not being a mystery fan, I've no idea how I began to read Sayers, but she is wonderful. This is my favorite where she has two of her finest characters wed."
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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
6.  The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro
The list author says:
  "The earliest of the modern world-builder biographies that I ever read.  Written in the 1970s, once you read it you will know that Robert Moses was the role-model for so many politicians of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Is this good or bad?"
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Queen Lucia (Classic Reprint)
7.  Queen Lucia (Classic Reprint) by E. F. Benson
The list author says:
  "Start with this one and go from there.  Read all about Mrs. Lucas, Miss Mapp and all of that ilk.  But don't stop there.  Benson was another prolific Brit and wrote quite a few rather odd stories as well as any number of what he called "spook stories.""
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Cluny Brown
8.  Cluny Brown by Margery Sharp
The list author says:
  "This is the only Margery Sharp I've read so far.  Planning to read more very soon. This one is marvelous!"
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The Egg and I
9.  The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
The list author says:
  "Just wonderful as is MacDonald's "Anybody Can do Anything"."
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