Hatchard’s 200 Years

Hatchard’s 200 Years

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  1. MADAME BOVARY (1857) Gustave Flaubert
  2. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1847) Emily Brontë
  3. JANE EYRE (1847) Charlotte Brontë
  1. FRANKENSTEIN (1818) Mary Shelley
  2. EMMA (1815) Jane Austen

Own it, have I read it? Have I buggery!

  1. THE WARDEN (1855) Anthony Trollope
  2. MIDDLEMARCH (1872) George Eliot
  3. ANNA KARENINA (1877) Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina is fun to say.

  1. A TALE OF TWO CITIES (1859) Charles Dickens

Own it, have I read it? Have I buggery!

  1. THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV (1880) Fyodor Dostoevsky

This is also fun to say.

  1. THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY (1881) Henry James
  2. THE DIARY OF A NOBODY (1892) George & Weedon Grossmith
  3. THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE (1886) Thomas Hardy
  4. THREE MEN IN A BOAT (1889) Jerome K. Jerome
  5. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (1895) Oscar Wilde

Read and seen it, double points?

  1. HEART OF DARKNESS (1899) Joseph Conrad
  2. BUDDENBROOKS (1901) Thomas Mann
  3. THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1902) Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. THE WAY BY SWANN (1913) Marcel Proust

I once made a sign that said Marcus Proust at the Cheltenham Literary Festival. We realized my mistake when a manager read it on Twitter.

  1. SONS AND LOVERS (1913) D.H. Lawrence
  2. THE TIME MACHINE (1895) H. G. Wells

Does Back to the Future count?

  1. THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (1920)
  2. ULYSSES (1922) James Joyce

I should have read it university. I tried and didn’t finish it. I don’t think anyone did.

  1. OF HUMAN BONDAGE (1915) W. Somerset Maugham
  2. THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD (1926) Agatha Christie
  3. MRS DALLOWAY (1925) Virginia Woolf
  4. THE TRIAL (1925) Franz Kafka
  5. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1929) Erich Maria Remarque

Own it, have I read it? Have I buggery!

  1. THE GREAT GATSBY (1925) F. Scott Fitzgerald

DO NOT WATCH THE FILM

  1. A PASSAGE TO INDIA (1924) E. M. Forster
  2. RADETSKY MARCH (1932) Joseph Roth
  3. LIGHT IN AUGUST (1932) William Faulkner
  4. GAUDY NIGHT (1935) Dorothy L. Sayers
  5. THE HOBBIT (1937) J.R.R. Tolkien

I WILL NEVER READ THIS BOOK OR THIS SERIES OR THIS AUTHOR.

  1. OF MICE AND MEN (1937) John Steinbeck
  2. THE CODE OF THE WOOSTERS (1938) P.G. Wodehouse
  3. THE BIG SLEEP (1939) Raymond Chandler
  4. REBECCA (1938) Daphne Du Maurier
  5. GOODBYE TO BERLIN (1939) Christopher Isherwood
  6. GOOD MORNING, MIDNIGHT (1939) Jean Rhys
  7. LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE (1948) Nancy Mitford
  8.  NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR (1949) George Orwell
  9. BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (1945) Evelyn Waugh
  1. THE OUTSIDER (1942) Albert Camus
  2. THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS (1951) John Wyndham

Own it, have I read it? Have I buggery!

  1. A QUESTION OF UPBRINGING (1951) Anthony Powell
  2. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE (1951) J.D. Salinger
  3. THE OLD MAN & THE SEA (1952) Ernest Hemingway
  4. THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH (1953) Saul Bellow
  5. LORD OF THE FLIES (1954) William Golding

We read this school. Like everyone else who had to study it, I fucking hate it now.

  1. LUCKY JIM (1954) Kingsley Amis
  2. CASINO ROYALE (1953) Ian Fleming

I tried reading Dr No a couple of years ago. It was awful.

  1. THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY (1955) Patricia Highsmith
  2. PNIN (1957) Vladimir Nabokov

How do you say this…

  1. THE BELL (1958) Iris Murdoch
  2. THE TIN DRUM (1959) Günter Grass
  3. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1960) Harper Lee
  4. CATCH 22 (1961) Joseph Heller
  1. THE BELL JAR (1963) Sylvia Plath
  2. THE COLLECTOR (1963) John Fowles
  3. THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE (1962) Philip K.
  4. THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE (1961) Muriel Spark
  5. THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD (1963) John le Carré

Own it, have I read it? Have I buggery!

  1. THE COMEDIANS (1966) Graham Greene
  2. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) Arthur C. Clarke

Isn’t this a Kubrick film? Did he only do adaptions, are none of his works original?

  1. MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN (1981) Salman Rushdie
  2. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1984) J. G. Ballard
  3. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE (1967) Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  4. THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING (1984) Milan Kundera
  5. BELOVED (1987) Toni Morrison
  6. THE HANDMAID’S TALE (1985) Margaret Atwood
  7. FLAUBERT’S PARROT (1984) Julian Barnes
  8. MONEY (1984) Martin Amis
  9. THE REMAINS OF THE DAY (1989) Kazuo Ishiguro
  10. REGENERATION (1991) Pat Barker
  11. A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY (1992) Hilary Mantel

How did this one make the list and not the prize winning Wolf Hall and Bringing Up The Bodies

  1. BIRDSONG (1993) Sebastian Faulks

I meet Faulks, he was rude and grumpy. I tried to read this book and I don’t think I’ll read it because he’s a dick.

  1. ORIGINAL SIN (2003) P. D. James
  2. ATONEMENT (2001) Ian McEwan
  3. THE HUMAN STAIN (2000) Philip Roth

Own it, have I read it? Have I buggery!

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