Nevil Shute Norway Foundation

NSN Favorite Books Tally as at  Tuesday 14th January 2014

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Title Year Published 1st Place Votes
(5 points each)
2nd Place Votes
(3 points each)
3rd Place Votes
(1 point each)
Total Points including
those carried over from August 2006
Trustee From The Toolroom 1960 30 17 13 523
A Town Like Alice/The Legacy 1950 22 13 2 479
Round The Bend 1951 13 16 5 385
In The Wet 1953 2 14 7 226
On The Beach 1957 12 6 10 160
Pied Piper 1942 9 4 5 146
Requiem for a Wren/The Breaking Wave 1955 5 4 8 140
An Old Captivity 1940 3 4 10 109
The Far Country 1952 3 6 5 103
No Highway 1948 3 6 7 97
Ruined City/Kindling 1938 1 7 7 84
Pastoral 1944 3 3 5 78
The Chequerboard 1947 2 3 6 67
The Rainbow and the Rose 1958 6 2   61
Beyond the Black Stump 1956 2   2 38
Slide Rule 1954 1 2 3 33
Most Secret (released in 1945) 1942   2 2 29
Landfall 1940 2 2 3 27
What Happened to the Corbetts/Ordeal 1939 1 3 1 18
Lonely Road 1932 1   1 16
Vinland the Good 1946 1     11
Stephen Morris 1923       5
Marazan 1926   1 1 4
Seafarers (published posthumously in 2002) 1947       0
So Disdained/The Mysterious Aviator 1928 1 1   8
Total Votes: 108 108 108
Ranking is done by the total number of points given each title. In case of a tie, the tiebreaker is the number of First Place Votes, then the number of Second Place votes, then the number of Third Place votes. If the tie is still not resolved, the Webmaster decides according to whatever whim strikes his fancy that day.