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The 50 coolest books ever

Films you can quote for cheap giggles down the pub; records (vinyl, natch) earn you kudos among a select coterie of like-minded obsessives; but nothing – absolutely nothing – says understated cool (always the coolest cool) like a well-thumbed copy of A Confederacy of Dunces.

Want in on the action? Get yourself down to your local bookstore immediately and get acquainted with the following 50 tomes. Gallons of cool guaranteed.




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27 Nov 2015

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27 Nov 2015

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Are the Blues finally about to land their long-term targets? by Dave Fawbert

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Xavi loves the Football League & supports Middlesbrough

Spanish legend also wants to come & watch the Merseyside derby

26 Nov 2015

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26 Nov 2015

Bryan Cranston cried revealing his most emotional Breaking Bad scene

by Joe Ellison

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