BBC’s ‘The Big Read’ – the best loved novels of all time

Literary ramblings etc

There is nothing like a dame, Jane…with a lengthy book list’…  ‘Hear, hear, Elizabeth…’

Thanks to Clare’s recent posting on A Little Blog of Books, I learnt that tonight is World Book Night, celebrating reading and sharing good reads with people who don’t read on a regular basis. Seemed like a very appropriate day to highlight a rather long list of novels that have given so much pleasure for so long.

2003 does seem like light years behind us, so maybe a new survey may come along in the not too distant to see what has changed since the Great British public dipped its toes into the water back then to test out the best loved books ever written.

In the meantime, after plunging headlong recently into some of the ongoing book prizes and literary awards’ lists I hope to make inroads into, I thought it would be…

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