George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece 1984 has beaten Harry Potter to the top of a list of books that “every student should read before leaving secondary school”.
The selection, from the Times Educational supplement is dominated by classic literature and was chosen by 500 teachers.
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Harry Potter series by J K Rowling
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen