1. Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina

2. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice

3. George Eliot: Middlemarch

4. Henry James: The Portrait of a Lady

5. Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre

6. Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights

7. Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita

8. Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary

9. Murray Bail: Eucalyptus

10. Shirley Hazzard: The Great Fire


1. Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca

2. Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind

3. Eva Ibbotson: A Company of Swans

4. Georgette Heyer: These Old Shades

5. Sally Beauman: Dark Angel

6. Jilly Cooper: Octavia

7. Marian Keyes: Rachel's Holiday

8. Sebastian Faulks: Birdsong

9. Louis de Bernières: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

10. Nick Hornby: High Fidelity

The Daily Telegraph, 11.2.06.

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