A while ago, I had an email from The Book Depository inviting me to join their ‘vote for the best ever books’. You had to choose from pre-selected books, so I didn’t bother. Now, the results are in and here is the list. Some curious choices, don’t you think? And like all ‘best’ lists, strongly biased towards recent publications. Claire Rayner but not George Eliot? It makes you wonder.