2011 Top 20

So Caitlin Moran moves down three places, overtaken by Evie Wyld, Siobhan Wall and Edmund De Waal, and the list includes even more local talent - Pippa Wright, Hannah Read-Baldrey and Christine Leech, John Beasley, Viviane Schwarz and Clare Jacob. Hurrah! Here they are -


1. After the Fire, A Still Small Voice (Evie Wyld) 

2. Quiet London (Siobhan Wall)

3. The Hare with Amber Eyes (Edmund De Waal)

4. How to be a Woman (Caitlin Moran)

5. The Ballad of Peckham Rye (Muriel Spark)

6. Ten Poems About Mothers (ed. Jenny Swan)

7. Lizzy Harrison Loses Control (Pippa Wright)

8. Ten Poems About London (ed. George Szirtes)

9. Calm Down Boris (Sam Lloyd)

10. Everything Alice (Hannah Read-Baldrey & Christine Leech)


11. Peckham & Nunhead Through Time (John Beasley)

12. Snuggle Bunny (Rachel Williams)

13. The Tiger's Wife (Tea Obreht)

14. Books v Cigarettes (George Orwell)

15. You're a Bad Man Mr Gum (Andy Stanton)

16. Ten Poems About Tea (ed. Sophie Dahl)

17. There Are Cats in This Book (Viviane Schwarz)

18. Ten Poems About Bicycles (ed. Jenny Swann)

19. Ophelia in Pieces (Clare Jacob)

20. Flavour Thesaurus (Niki Segnit)