The BBC Big Read is well underway now. Clive Anderson hosted the programme which revealed the Top 100, compiled earlier this year after 140,000 people nominated their best-loved novel.
Next, he will present seven weekly programmes featuring three of the novels from the shortlist each championed by a celebrity.
The final results of the voting wil be announced on 13th December.
Plot summaries of the 21 shortlisted titles are available on the BBC Big Read website - www.bbc.co.uk.bigread . Look on the author profile pages and you'll also find biographical information and some memorable quotes.
With the Top 21 revealed you now have the chance to register your vote for your favourite book:
- The Top 21
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Winnie the Pooh by A A Milne
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
For the Top 200 go to the official BBC Big Read Website