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Old 08-17-2009, 05:19 PM
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There are so many excellent books written by British authors.

One of my favorite writers is P.G. Wodehouse because I love a good laugh. Who can read about the exploits of the likes of Fungy Phipps, Oofy Prosser, or Bertie Wooster with a straight face!

So, tell us. Who are your favorite British authors and why?
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I like both Jane Austen and Charles Dickens because I love that era they wrote about. Felix Octavius Carr Darley who illustrated for Chas. Dickens and other well known writers of that time, lived, worked and died in a house(that still stands) in the town I grew up in.

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John Mortimer and the Rumpole Of The Bailey series
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; he gave us Sherlock Holmes. I also enjoy a good Agatha Christie mystery.
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Agatha Christie is my absolute favorite - the woman was a literary genius. I also enjoy Charlotte Bronte and Daphne du Maurier.
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I am also a fan. Have only read the books; has anyone seen the videos? Recommended?
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I am also a fan. Have only read the books; has anyone seen the videos? Recommended?
Yes the videos are brilliant - I have the whole series on DVD. Well worth it - it changes the way you "see" the books" once you see Leo Mackern's brilliant acting...
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J.R.R. Tolkien, one of the grandmasters of Sword and Sorcery fiction.
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; he gave us Sherlock Holmes. I also enjoy a good Agatha Christie mystery.
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Three words: Sir Terry Pratchett.
Oh, and maybe a fourth word: "Ook."

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Three words: Sir Terry Pratchett.
Oh, and maybe a fourth word: "Ook."

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E.F. Benson has his amusing "Mapp & Lucia" series.
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Charles Dickens, J.K Rowling, Tolkien
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I started a tradition last year, Miss RnR, of reading a Christmas-related book each December. I've noticed that Dickens published a number of such stories, and you can find collections of them at used and rare bookstores. I'm planning on picking one up in the next month or two.
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I really like Mo Hayder - she's like a British Thomas Harris. Worth checking out if you like creepy and sometimes graphic crime novels.
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Charles Dickens
Jane Austen
JRR Tolkein
William Shakespeare
Bronte sisters
Lord Byron

I love the classics
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Shaun Hutson is pretty cool.
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P. G. Wodehouse
H.G. Wells
C. S. Lewis
Roald Dahl
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H.G. Wells
C. S. Lewis
Roald Dahl
Agree with these but never actually ready any P. G. Wodehouse.
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