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Like, Try, Why: Books for Fans of BBC TV Shows

If you love watching BBC television shows, our latest like, try, why is for you! Whether your a fan of historical shows, sci-fi, or mysteries, there’s a book on here for you to check out. There’s a mix of memoirs, nonfiction, graphic novels, young adult fiction, and novels — something for everyone! 

Books for fans of BBC TV shows

Here by Richard Maguire is a graphic novel about a room where time moves fluidly, and was inspired by dreams and memories. Perfect for Time Lords.

Like Downton Abbey, Goodbye Picadilly by Cynthia Herrod-Eagles focuses on an English gentry family that struggles through World War I.

If the modern Sherlock stories have you intrigued about the iconic detective’s past, check out The Sherlock Holmes Handbook by Ransom Riggs for all sorts of trivia and history.

Like Orphan Black, The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna is a thought-provoking and compelling story about a future where genetic twins exist.

Readers who love Call the Midwife should check out All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot, the heartwarming memoir of a British veterinarian.

Do you have an author or genre you’d like to be featured in a like, try, why post? Leave a note in the comments! 



  1. Lisa Grimm says:

    I’d suggest Call the Midwife fans try reading Jennifer Worth’s memoir on which the show is based before diving into James Herriott, even though it is such fun. Juliet Nicolson’s The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm is also good for Downton Abbey folk.

  2. muriel says:

    For people who like Downton Abbey, I’d recommend “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Someone on goodreads described it as ‘Mr. Carson Takes a Road Trip.’

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