65. Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis
An astonishing debut: the painfully funny English novel of the Fifties.
64. The Lord Of The Rings J. R. R. Tolkien
63. Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
How Wilbur the pig was saved by the literary genius of a friendly spider.
62. Wise Blood Flannery O’Connor
A disturbing novel of religious extremism set in the Deep South.
61. Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
A week in the life of Holden Caulfield. A cult novel that still mesmerises.