View Poll Results: Favourite Bri'ish Writer not named J. K. Rowling

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  • George Orwell

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  • Aldous Huxley

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  • George Eliot

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  • H. G. Wells

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  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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  • Lewis Carroll

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  • Oscar Wilde

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  • Rudyard Kipling

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  • Virginia Woolf

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  • D. H. Lawrence

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  • J. R. R. Tolkien

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  • Anthony Burgess

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  • Arthur C. Clarke

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  • Roald Dahl

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  • Terry Prachett

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  • Neil Gaiman

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  • Robert Louis Stevenson

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  • Charles Dickens

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  • Robert Galbraith

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  • Other (comment in the thread)

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    Question Favourite Bri'ish Writer not named J.K. Rowling

    Which Bri'ish writer (excluding J.K. Rowling, you nerds) is your favourite?
    Last edited by Colonel Angus; 10-06-2015 at 03:58 AM.

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    Philip Pullman

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    Douglas Adams, love Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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    Terry Pratchett. The Discworld books ARE my childhood.

    Arthur C. Clarke comes in a close second. A truly brilliant sci-fi writer.

    Third is Douglas Adams. Hitchikers is a CLASSIC. I really wish he hadn't killed off Fenchurch, though. Plus, he wrote some fantastic Doctor Who stories, and was head writer during Tom Baker's golden period.

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    Virginia Woolf.

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    But Robert Galbraith is....

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    Quote Originally Posted by escobert View Post
    Philip Pullman
    This and Richard Adams.

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    Forum members shouldn't be included in this poll because of bias.

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    I haven't voted in the poll. Too many great authors, it's hard to choose a favorite. However, the one who immediately jumped to mind when I saw the title of the thread does not appear in the poll, and I am rather disappointed by this.

    Diana Wynne Jones.

    Best known today for writing Howl's Moving Castle, thanks to Studio Ghibli popularizing it with a film. But she was also a dear friend and mentor of Neil Gaiman (he wrote her eulogy, dedicated a book to her, wrote several poems to her, and wrote a blog about her as well). She wrote some of the greatest fantasy novels of all time (and, in my personal opinion, FAR better than Harry Potter).

    Homeward Bounders
    The Lives of Christopher Chant
    The Ogre Downstairs
    Witch Week
    The Tough Guide to Fantasyland
    Fire and Hemlock
    Eight Days of Luke
    Dark Lord of Derkholm
    Dogsbody

    And so many more.

    Alas, one of the greatest British authors goes overlooked. Hopefully, I stirred some of you guys to give her works a try. I recommend them tremendously. My favorites are Homeward Bounders and The Lives of Christopher Chant, but there are plenty I love that I reread to this day. Please. Give her works a shot.

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    Terry Pratchett

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