Britain's Top 50 Favourtie Books

This list was voted on by the British public in 2003 for BBC's The Big Read
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Rank
Book
Author
1
The Lord Of The Rings
JRR Tolkien
2
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
3
His Dark Materials
Philip Pullman
4
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Douglas Adams
5
Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire
JK Rowling
6
To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee
7
Winnie the Pooh
AA Milne
8
Nineteen Eighty Four
George Orwell
9
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
CS Lewis
10
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte
11
Catch 22
Joseph Heller
12
Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte
13
Birdsong
Sebastian Faulks
14
Rebecca
Daphne Du Maurier
15
Catcher in the Rye
JD Salinger
16
Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame
17
Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
18
Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
19
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Louis De Bernieres
20
War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy
21
Gone WIth the Wind
Margaret Mitchell
22
Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone
JK Rowling
23
Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets
JK Rowling
24
Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban
JK Rowling
25
The Hobbit
JRR Tolkien
Rank
Book
Author
26
Tess Of The D'Urbervilles
Thomas Hardy
27
Middlemarch
George Eliot
28
A Prayer For Owen Meany
John Irving
29
The Grapes Of Wrath
John Steinbeck
30
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
Lewis Caroll
31
The Story Of Tracy Beaker
Jacqueline Wilson
32
One Hundred Years Of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
33
The Pillars Of The Earth
Ken Follett
34
David Copperfield
Charles Dickens
35
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl
36
Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
37
A Town Like Alice
Nevil Shute
38
Persuasion
Jane Austen
39
Dune
Frank Herbert
40
Emma
Jane Austen
41
Anne of Green Gables
LM Montgomery
42
Watership Down
Richard Adams
43
The Great Gatsby
F Scott Fitzgerald
44
The Count Of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas
45
Brideshead Revisited
Evelyn Waugh
46
Animal Farm
George Orwell
47
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
48
Far from the Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy
49
Goodnight Mr Tom
Michelle Magorian
50
The Shell Seekers
Rosamunde Pilcher
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Dec 28, 2017
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a few minutes more would be nice indeed
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Jan 7, 2021
Very enjoyable, thank you, but absolutely agree with above comments.