Bleak Yorkshire moors, South American émigrés and high school vampires
Profile #6: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Profile by Annalise Spiteri.
A modern love story between a girl and a vampire. Edward and Bella are irresistably drawn together, despite the obstacles they face and the critical danger their relationship leads them towards. The antidote to Harry Potter, this was undoubtedly the teen publishing sensation of the decade.
Profile #7: In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin. Profile by Andrew Copestake.
A study of the impulse to travel to the farthest ends of the earth. Chatwin's convention-breaking book can be read as a simple travelogue of his own journey through southern Argentina and Chile; or as an examination of emigration and escape, featuring colonists, fantasists, bandits, as well as ordinary men and women seeking a better life far from their place of birth.
Profile #3: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Profile by Amy O'Sullivan.
Into the isolated house of Wuthering Heights, somewhere on the windswept Yorkshire Moors, is introduced a lost and rootless boy. As Heathcliff grows up, and his powerful love for Cathy turns to frustrated obsession, a dark and bitter sequence of events engulfs two families across two generations.