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'The Times' 50 Greatest British Writers..

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Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
1. Philip Larkin
One to read: The Whitsun Weddings (1964)

Average listal rating (261 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
2. George Orwell
One to read: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
3. William Golding
One to read: To the Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy (1980-89, which includes Rites of Passage)

Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
4. Ted Hughes
One to read: Crow (1972)

Average listal rating (5 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating
5. Doris Lessing
One to read: The Golden Notebook (1961)

Average listal rating (380 ratings) 8.9  IMDB Rating
6. J.R.R. Tolkien
One to read: The Lord of the Rings (1954-55)

Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
7. V.S. Naipaul
One to read: In a Free State (1971)

Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
8. Muriel Spark
One to read: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
9. Kingsley Amis
One to read: Take a Girl Like You (1960)

Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
10. Angela Carter
One to read: The Bloody Chamber (1979)

Average listal rating (81 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
11. C.S. Lewis
One to read: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)

Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
12. Iris Murdoch
One to read: The Sea, The Sea (1978)

Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
13. Salman Rushdie
One to read: Midnight’s Children (1981)

Average listal rating (28 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
14. Ian Fleming
One to read: Casino Royale (1953)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
15. Jan Morris
One to read: Pax Britannica: The Climax of Empire (1968)

Average listal rating (133 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
16. Roald Dahl
One to read: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)

Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
17. Anthony Burgess
One to read: The Wanting Seed (1956)

Average listal rating (6 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
18. Mervyn Peake
Read: The Gormenghast trilogy (1946-59)

Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
19. Martin Amis
One to read: Money (1984)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10  IMDB Rating
20. Anthony Powell
Read: The series A Dance to the Music of Time (1951-75)

Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
21. Alan Sillitoe
One to read: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (1959)

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
22. John Le Carre
One to read: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1963)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
23. Penelope Fitzgerald
One to read: The Blue Flower (1995)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
24. Philippa Pearce
One to read: Tom’s Midnight Garden (1958)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
25. Barbara Pym
One to read: Excellent Women (1952)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
26. Beryl Bainbridge
One to read: The Birthday Boys (1991)

Average listal rating (4 ratings) 9.5  IMDB Rating
27. J. G. Ballard
One to read: Crash (1973)

Average listal rating (2 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating
28. Alan Garner
One to read: The Owl Service (1967)

Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating
29. Alasdair Gray
One to read: Lanark (1981)

Average listal rating (14 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
30. John Fowles
One to read: The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
31. Derek Walcott
One to read: Omeros (1989)

Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
32. Kazuo Ishiguro
One to read: The Remains of the Day (1989)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
33. Anita Brookner
One to read: Hotel Du Lac (1984)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 4  IMDB Rating
34. A. S. Byatt
One to read: The Virgin in the Garden (1978)

Average listal rating (20 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
35. Ian McEwan
One to read: The Child in Time (1987)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
36. Geoffrey Hill
One to read: Mercian Hymns (1971)

Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
37. Hanif Kureishi
One to read: The Buddha of Suburbia (1990)

Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
38. Iain Banks
One to read: The Wasp Factory (1984)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
39. George Mackay Brown
One to read: Magnus (1973)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
40. A. J. P. Taylor
One to read: The Trouble Makers (1957)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
41. Isaiah Berlin
One to read: Russian Thinkers — which includes the essay The Hedgehog and the Fox (1978)

Average listal rating (133 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
42. J. K. Rowling
One to read: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997)

Average listal rating (66 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
43. Philip Pullman
One to read: Northern Lights (1996)

Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
44. Julian Barnes
One to read: Flaubert’s Parrot (1984)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
45. Colin Thubron
One to read: In Siberia (1999)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
46. Bruce Chatwin
One to read: On the Black Hill (1982)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
47. Alice Oswald
One to read: Dart (2002)

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
48. Benjamin Zephaniah
One to read: Propa Propaganda (1996)

Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4.5  IMDB Rating
49. Rosemary Sutcliff
One to read: The Eagle of the Ninth (1954)

Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
50. Michael Moorcock
One to read: Mother London (1988)


 

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