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Mockingbird is all-time favourite
17.06.08 | Anna Richardson
To Kill a Mockingbird has been voted the "Greatest novel of all time" according to a new poll from Play.com, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The classic novel by Harper Lee has beaten more recent books, including The Da Vinci Code and the Harry Potter series, to the top spot in a poll of 2000 readers conducted by online retailer.
In second place is Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis ranks third followed by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with The Da Vinci Code in fifth.
Other modern classics featuring in the top 50 include The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner and The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
The research also found that the average Briton buys at least one new book a month and nearly three quarters save money by buying second hand books or selling old books on trading websites.
TOP 10 OF THE 50 BOOKS OF ALL TIME
1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
7. Animal Farm by George Orwell
8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J K Rowling
10. Lord of the Flies by William Golding