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The best books about friendships

Whether it’s a travelling sisterhood or a detective partnership that has stood the test of time, here’s our list of some of the best literary connections ever penned. 

Lucy Hall
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From blossoming new acquaintances to ride-or-die besties from birth, why do we fall so in love with stories about friends just being friends? Fiction offers an unparalleled canvas for exploring the intricate dynamics of friendship up-close, in turn creating some of the most beautiful, poignant and hilarious moments in literature.

Who is Jay Gatsby without Nick Carraway? Or Laurie without Jo? We hate to think, so we’ve pulled together a list to celebrate the best fictional friendships ever penned.

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