For most of the last 225 years, books have played an integral part in the history of WHSmith. We’ve been there to see the likes of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, the Bronte sisters and Leo Tolstoy make their mark on literature, and we continue to be enthralled and surprised by writers of the 21st century such as J. K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Ian McEwan and Terry Pratchett. And so as we celebrate our 225th anniversary throughout 2017, we’re looking back on the books that have stood out, changed perspectives and stayed with their readers long after the last page.