My top twelve novels

In order:

  1. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

2. Persuasion, Jane Austen

3. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

4. Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens

5. Little Dorrit, Charles Dickens

6. Bleak House, Charles Dickens

7. Emma, Jane Austen

8. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

9. Decline and Fall, Evelyn Waugh

10. Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens

11. Sword of Honour Trilogy, Evelyn Waugh

12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

Writer … and still in the fifties