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IN AN AGE of well-stocked high-street chains and cut-price supermarket retailing, manybelieve public libraries have no need to stock recent bestsellers. This is true up to a point: the nation's cultural health may not require that slices of your council tax should go towards shelves full of the latest works of Jilly Cooper or Jeffrey Archer.

Classic yarns beat tales of 90s low life

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