The Big Read

The Big Read

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Big Read was a survey on books carried out by the BBC in the United Kingdom in 2003, where over three quarters of a million votes were received from the British public to find the nation's best-loved novel of all time. The year-long survey was the biggest single test of public reading taste to date, and culminated with several programmes hosted by celebrities, advocating their favourite books. The BBC started the Big Read with the goal of finding the "Nation's Best-loved Book" by way of a viewer vote via the Web, SMS, and telephone. The show attracted controversy for adopting an allegedly sensationalist approach to literature, but supporters praised it for raising the public awareness of reading. The British public voted originally for any novel that they wished. From this, a list of 200 was drawn up, with the highest 21 then put forward for further voting, on the provision that only one book per author was permitted in the top 21show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136763249
  • 9786136763248