BBC Big Read: The UK's Top 200 Novels [2003]

Historical Literary

Co-authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman rank at 68. Missing: * Sebastian Faulks (13) * Louis de Bernieres (19) * Nevil Shute (37) * Michelle Magorian (49) * Rosamunde Pilcher (50) * Vikram Seth (55) * Arthur Ransome (57) * Eoin Colfer (59) * Malorie Blackman (61) * Arthur Golden (62) * Patrick Suskind (71) * Robert Tressell (72) * Donna Tartt (76) * Dodie Smith (82) * Louis Sacher (83) * Arundhati Roy (85) * Raymond E. Feist (89) * Paulo Coelho (94) * Anya Seton (95) * Meg Cabot (99) * Alex Garland (103) * Anthony Horowitz (105) * Anthony Horowitz (107) * Iain Banks (108) * Sue Townsend (112) * Nicholas Monsarrat (113) * John Wyndham (120) * Mark Z. Danielewski (124) * Louise Rennison (127) * Kate Atkinson (142) * Anthony Horowitz (150) * Ian McEwan (154) * Ian Serraillier (156) * Wilbur Smith (162) * Lewis Grassic Gibbon (163) * R.D. Blackmore (166) * Terry Venables and Gordon Williams (172) * Jostein Gaarder (175) * Bryce Courtenay (183) * George and Weedon Grossmith (186) * Johanna Spyri (189) * Tony Parsons (192) * Nicholas Evans (195) * Rohinton Mistry (196) * Eric Carle (199)

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38

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BBC

TV Network

16.67% (2 of 12 votes)

32

1

J.R.R. Tolkien

Author

41.67% (5 of 12 votes)

54

2

Jane Austen

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

5

3

Philip Pullman

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

55

4

Douglas Adams

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

18

5

J.K. Rowling

Author

69.49% (41 of 59 votes)

83

6

Harper Lee

Author

0% (0 of 4 votes)

84

7

A.A. Milne

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

85

8

George Orwell

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

86

9

C.S. Lewis

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

27

10

Charlotte Bronte

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

114

11

Joseph Heller

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

115

12

Emily Bronte

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

14

14

Daphne Du Maurier

Author

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

87

15

J.D. Salinger

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

88

16

Kenneth Grahame

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

89

17

Charles Dickens

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

90

18

Louisa May Alcott

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

91

20

Leo Tolstoy

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

92

21

Margaret Mitchell

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

19

22

J.K. Rowling

Author

69.49% (41 of 59 votes)

20

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J.K. Rowling

Author

69.49% (41 of 59 votes)

21

24

J.K. Rowling

Author

69.49% (41 of 59 votes)

33

25

J.R.R. Tolkien

Author

41.67% (5 of 12 votes)

79

26

Thomas Hardy (Writer)

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

80

27

George Eliot

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

81

28

John Irving

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

82

29

John Steinbeck

Author

0% (0 of 3 votes)

23

30

Lewis Carroll

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

40

31

Jacqueline Wilson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

34

32

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Author

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

3

33

Ken Follett

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

65

34

Charles Dickens

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

66

35

Roald Dahl

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

67

36

Robert Louis Stevenson

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

150

37

Nevil Shute

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

68

38

Jane Austen

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

69

39

Frank Herbert

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

70

40

Jane Austen

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

22

41

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

71

42

Richard Adams

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

72

43

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

73

44

Alexandre Dumas, Pere

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

6

45

Evelyn Waugh

Author

100% (3 of 3 votes)

74

46

George Orwell

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

75

47

Charles Dickens

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

76

48

Thomas Hardy (Writer)

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

77

51

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

78

52

John Steinbeck

Author

0% (0 of 3 votes)

17

53

Stephen King

Author

69.54% (121 of 174 votes)

120

54

Leo Tolstoy

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

121

56

Roald Dahl

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

122

58

Anna Sewell

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

123

60

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

124

63

Charles Dickens

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

25

64

Colleen McCullough

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

125

65

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

126

66

Enid Blyton

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

147

67

John Fowles

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

127

68

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

128

68

Neil Gaiman

Artist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

129

69

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

130

70

William Golding

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

170

71

Patrick Süskind

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

131

73

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

132

74

Roald Dahl

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

30

75

Helen Fielding

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

36

76

Donna Tartt

Author

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

133

77

Wilkie Collins

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

28

78

James Joyce

Poet

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

112

79

Charles Dickens

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

41

80

Jacqueline Wilson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

113

81

Roald Dahl

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

168

83

Louis Sachar

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

7

84

Mervyn Peake

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

42

86

Jacqueline Wilson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

118

87

Aldous Huxley

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0% (0 of 1 votes)

4

88

Stella Gibbons

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

119

90

Jack Kerouac

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0% (0 of 3 votes)

26

91

Mario Puzo

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

116

92

Jean M. Auel

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0% (0 of 0 votes)

117

93

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

171

94

Paulo Coelho

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

8

96

Jeffrey Archer

Politician

100% (1 of 1 votes)

35

97

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Author

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

43

98

Jacqueline Wilson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

93

100

Salman Rushdie

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

62

101

Jerome K. Jerome

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

94

102

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

95

104

Bram Stoker

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

144

105

Anthony Horowitz

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

96

106

Charles Dickens

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0% (0 of 1 votes)

145

107

Anthony Horowitz

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0% (0 of 1 votes)

63

109

Frederick Forsyth

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

44

110

Jacqueline Wilson

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0% (0 of 2 votes)

97

111

Thomas Hardy (Writer)

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0% (0 of 0 votes)

149

112

Sue Townsend

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0% (0 of 0 votes)

98

114

Victor Hugo

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

99

115

Thomas Hardy (Writer)

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

45

116

Jacqueline Wilson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

46

117

Jacqueline Wilson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

100

118

Oscar Wilde

Playwright

0% (0 of 4 votes)

148

119

James Clavell

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

47

121

Jacqueline Wilson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

101

122

William Makepeace Thackeray

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

39

123

John Galsworthy

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

64

125

Barbara Kingsolver

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

102

126

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

37

128

Arthur Conan Doyle

Author

20.0% (1 of 5 votes)

9

129

A.S. Byatt

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

103

130

Mikhail Bulgakov

Playwright

0% (0 of 0 votes)

104

131

Margaret Atwood

Author

0% (0 of 3 votes)

105

132

Roald Dahl

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

106

133

John Steinbeck

Author

0% (0 of 3 votes)

107

134

Roald Dahl

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

108

135

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

109

136

Alice Walker

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

110

137

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

56

138

John Buchan

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

48

139

Jacqueline Wilson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

49

140

Jacqueline Wilson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

111

141

Erich Maria Remarque

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

61

143

Nick Hornby

Author

0% (0 of 3 votes)

15

144

Stephen King

Author

69.54% (121 of 174 votes)

138

145

Roald Dahl

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

16

146

Stephen King

Author

69.54% (121 of 174 votes)

29

147

Henri Charriere

Murderer

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

151

148

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

2

149

Patrick O'Brian

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

146

150

Anthony Horowitz

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

152

151

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

153

152

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

154

153

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

13

154

Ian McEwan

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

50

155

Jacqueline Wilson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

155

157

Ken Kesey

Author

0% (0 of 6 votes)

156

158

Joseph Conrad

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

10

159

Rudyard Kipling

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

59

160

Diana Gabaldon

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

157

161

Herman Melville

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

57

164

Annie Proulx

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

158

165

John Irving

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

12

166

R. D. Blackmore

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

51

167

Jacqueline Wilson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

159

169

Roald Dahl

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

160

170

E.B. White

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

161

171

Mary Shelley

Author

0% (0 of 3 votes)

169

172

Terry Venables

Soccer Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

162

173

Ernest Hemingway

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

60

174

Umberto Eco

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

52

176

Jacqueline Wilson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

163

177

Roald Dahl

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

164

178

Vladimir Nabokov

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

58

179

Richard Bach

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

141

180

Antoine de Saint Exupery

Aviator

0% (0 of 0 votes)

53

181

Jacqueline Wilson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

165

182

Charles Dickens

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

166

184

George Eliot

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

167

185

Bret Easton Ellis

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

31

187

Irvine Welsh

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

134

188

R.L. Stine

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

137

189

Johanna Spyri

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

135

190

D.H. Lawrence

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

142

191

Milan Kundera

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

136

193

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

11

194

H.G. (Herbert George) Wells

Author

100% (6 of 6 votes)

143

195

Nicholas Evans

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

139

197

Terry Pratchett

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

24

198

T.H. White

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

1

199

Eric Carle

Author

100% (3 of 3 votes)

140

200

V.C. Andrews

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)