What does the rest of the world see as the greatest British novels? In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled 82 book critics, from Australia to Zimbabwe – but none from the UK. This list includes no nonfiction, no plays, no narrative or epic poems (no Paradise Lost or Beowulf), no short story collections (no Morte D’Arthur) – novels only, by British authors (which means no James Joyce).
Are you surprised that 4 out of the top 5 of the 100 greatest British novels are by women?
Today on Twitter, J.K. Rowling confirmed what we all knew to be true: Donald Trump is worse than Voldemort. The author was replying to a BBC story about how people have taken to calling Trump “Lord Voldemort.”
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Republican frontrunner.
Russian film stars, a cosmonaut and French actress Fanny Ardant are among 1,300 people reading Leo Tolstoy’s epic War and Peace live on the internet – a 60-hour marathon spread over four days.
Sounds like an epic, fascinating marathon that few people will watch. Sort of like…..well, you get it.