Voting prejudice

Martin Belam by Martin Belam, 9 December 2004

This week Woman's Hour announced that Pride and Prejudice was the winner in their Women's Watershed Fiction vote, which was run for Radio 4 by members of my team. The vote attracted over 14,000 users, which we were very pleased with.

Still, there was an article in The Guardian's G2 section today about the result, which of course used images from the stunningly successful recent adaptation of the book for television - and of course, Colin Firth was featured wearing that white shirt. With The Lord of the Rings having won The Big Read I can't help wondering how much people are actually voting for the books they read, or for the TV shows and films based on books that they have seen.

Either way I still prefer Anna Karenina myself :-)

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