Our longest-ever-reigning monarch has presided over a nation undergoing dramatic and sometimes tempestuous change. From the Suez Crisis to the Swinging Sixties and from Thatcherism to the pandemic, Queen Elizabeth II has been the UK's sovereign through it all. To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, The Big Jubilee Read gathers together one work of fiction for every year of the Queen's record-breaking reign - from The Palm Wine Drinkard to The Promise - as well as highlighting the seven titles featured on the BBC book club Between the Covers.

The Big Jubilee on Between the Covers

The TV book club picks a book for every decade of Queen Elizabeth II's reign

The Lonely Londoners
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Arrow of God
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The Crow Eaters
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The Handmaid's Tale
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The English Patient
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The Secret River
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The Night Tiger
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The 1950s

The Palm-Wine Drinkard
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The Hills Were Joyful Together
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In the Castle of My Skin
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My Bones and My Flute
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The Lonely Londoners
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The Guide
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To Sir With Love
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One Moonlit Night
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A House for Mr Biswas
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Sunlight on a Broken Column
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The 1960s

A Clockwork Orange
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The Interrogation
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The Girls Of Slender Means
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Arrow of God
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Death of a Naturalist
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Wide Sargasso Sea
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A Grain of Wheat
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Picnic At Hanging Rock
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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
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When Rain Clouds Gather And Maru
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The 1970s

The Nowhere Man
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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The Thorn Birds
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The Crow Eaters
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The Sea, The Sea
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Who Do You Think You Are?
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Tsotsi
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Clear Light of Day
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Midnight's Children
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The 1980s

Schindler's Ark
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Beka Lamb
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The Bone People
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The Handmaid's Tale
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Summer Lightning & Other Stories
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The Whale Rider
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The Remains of the Day
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Omeros
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The Adoption Papers
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Cloudstreet
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The 1990s

The English Patient
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The Stone Diaries
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Paradise
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A Fine Balance
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Salt
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The God of Small Things
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The Blue Bedspread
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Disgrace
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White Teeth
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Life Of Pi
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The 2000s

Small Island
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The Secret River
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The Book Thief
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Half of a Yellow Sun
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A Golden Age
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The Boat
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Wolf Hall
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The Book of Night Women
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The Memory of Love
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Chinaman
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The 2010s & 2020s

Our Lady of the Nile
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The Luminaries
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Behold the Dreamers
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The Bone Readers
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How We Disappeared
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Girl, Woman, Other
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The Night Tiger
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Shuggie Bain
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A Passage North
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The Promise
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