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Hat Trick International
Britain’s Favourite Novel takes us on a journey through 30 of the greatest works of fiction ever written by British authors, in the company of famous readers and authors whose own novels are among our most celebrated.
Presenting the results of a public vote, the programme discusses the special appeal of all-time classics and less celebrated books which are nonetheless deeply loved by the British people. Comedian Jo Brand discusses her love of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd. Gregg Wallace reveals his favourites: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Vanity Fair. While Fern Britton shares her adoration of Wuthering Heights and Bram Stoker’s spine-chilling Dracula. What makes a great book and all-time favourite? And which, among so many great British novels, will come out top of the list? Britain’s Favourite Novel is a unique celebration of some of the greatest books ever written.