Brick Lane (Monica Ali)
Monica Ali's debut novel depicts life in London from the view of a Bengali teenager who was forced into an arranged marriage with an older man. Through the eyes of Nazneen, we see the transformation of London and its rich immigrant influence.
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
This bestselling novel portrays family life in London from a funny and warm-hearted perspective. Smith captures the diversity of London in stride.
The Road Home (Rose Tremain)
This is a migrant worker story of a Polish man who leaves his family to make money in London. As Lev tries to adjust to life in the metropolis, he never forgets his roots or the true meaning of his existence, whether or not he has been forced to integrate into a superficial society foreign to his disposition.
Enduring Love (Ian McEwan)
Celebrated author Ian Mc…