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I'm new to the site, so here's what I've remembered and trawled from other lists of a few of my favourites.



Katherine Neville – The Eight

JRR Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings

JRR Tolkien – The Hobbit

Ian Serraillier – The Silver Sword

CS Lewis – Narnia books

Clive Barker – Weaveworld

Jeff Noon – Vurt

Iain M. Banks – Consider Phlebas

Iain Banks – The Crow Road

LJ Ross – DCI Ryan series

Ian Rankin – Rebus series

Colin Bateman – Empire State

Joseph Wambaugh – The Choirboys

Frederick Forsyth – The Odessa File

Alastair MacClean – Where Eagles Dare

Alastair MacClean – The Guns of Navarone

Alastair MacClean – Bear Island

Jack Higgins – The Eagle Has Landed

Dan Brown –The Da Vinci Code

Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials

JK Rowling – Harry Potter series

Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy

Katharine Kerr – Polar City Blues

Stephen King – The Stand

Stephen King – It

Louise Wener – Goodnight Steve McQueen

Gregory Benford – Timescape

Mike Duff – Lowlife

James Hawes – A White Merc With Fins

James Herbert – ‘48

Roald Dahl – James & the Giant Peach

Grant Naylor – Red Dwarf series

Jeffrey Deaver – The Bone Collector

Martin Cruz Smith – Gorky Park

Alan Garner – The Moon of Gomrath

Roddy Doyle – The Barrytown Trilogy

Nick Hornby – High Fidelity

Lionel Davidson – Kolymsky Heights

Eric Ramsey – The Kummersdorf Connection

Robert Harris – Fatherland

David Nicholls – One Day

Ben Elton – The First Casualty

Murray Davies The Drumbeat of Jimmy Sands

Len Deighton – SS-GB




Steve Hill – The Card

David Niven – The Moon’s a Balloon

John-Paul O’Neill – Red Rebels: The Glazers and the FC Revolution

Peter Hook – Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division

Spike Milligan – Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall

Fred Eyre – Kicked Into Touch

Duncan Hamilton – Provided You Don’t Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough

Deborah Curtis – Touching From a Distance: Ian Curtis & Joy Division

Danny Sugerman – No One Hear Gets Out Alive

Howard Marks – Mr Nice

Brian McClair – Odd Man Out

Adam Ant – Stand & Deliver

Joseph D. Pistone – Donnie Brasco

TJ English – The Westies

John Frost – A Drop Too Many

Toby Harnden – Bandit Country

Cornelius Ryan – A Bridge Too Far

Terry Christian – Reds in The Hood

Robert Brady – An Undividable Glow

Stephen E Ambrose – Pegasus Bridge


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